Independent Covers Event Honoring Venture Smith

Kadiatou Meets Venture Smith
by Allan Appel | Feb 28, 2011 8:07 am  
He was only a boy around 8 when he was brought as a slave to New England. At the same age she came with her family as immigrants to New York and then New Haven. Now an eighth-grader, Kadiatou Diallo discovered she and a freed slave and Colonial American success story named Venture Smith just might hail from the same part of Africa, Guinea, some 280 years apart.
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