This the third and final installment of National Museum of African Art Library volunteer Judith Schaefer’s series on David Livingstone. See Part I and Part II. “In Congo, unrelenting violence” more »
2013 marks the bicentennial of Scottish explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873). His explorations in central Africa are well known – – “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.” Less well known is his first-hand encounter with the horrors of the Arab slave trade in East Africa. Two Smithsonian Libraries – – the Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art and the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library at the National Museum of Natural History – – have exceptional collections on David Livingstone and 19th-century African exploration. Drawing upon our Smithsonian Libraries’ resources, volunteer Judith Schaefer recounts David Livingstone and the other slave trade.