Anthropologist Dr. Patricia Griffin discusses the book she edited, The Odyssey of an African Slave. The book is based on a manuscript dictated by Sitiki, who later was named was Jack Smith. It tells of his capture in Africa, his various adventures, his establishment of a Methodist church, and how he died a free man in St. Augustine.
Brevard Cultural Alliance's mission is to build and sustain a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County's quality of life.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest. FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.