Venture Smith

Chandler Saint talked about the life of Venture Smith, an African child who was captured and sold into slavery in the U.S. when he was ten years old. Mr.… read more

Chandler Saint talked about the life of Venture Smith, an African child who was captured and sold into slavery in the U.S. when he was ten years old. Mr. Smith eventually purchase his freedom and went on to publish a book, A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Hartford, Connecticut, from November 14-20 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Venture Smith

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Program ID:
329487-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2016 | 2:28pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2016 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 17, 2016 | 2:28pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2016 | 3:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2016 | 10:31pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2016 | 6:28am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2016 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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