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Prince Among Slaves

Location: 
Lecture Hall A4
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Cate Booth 608-355-5293
Dates: 
Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Description 

Join us for a screening of Prince Among Slaves this Thursday, October 10th at 7pm!

 

The documentary film Prince Among Slaves will be shown on the UW-BSC campus in room A4 of the Aural M. Umhoefer Building this Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Jacobs, UW-BSC professor of history, will lead a discussion about the one-hour film following the viewing.

 

This is the third in a series of four “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” programs co-hosted by the Baraboo Public Library, the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library, and the Kilbourn Public Library of Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton.

 

Prince Among Slaves is the remarkable true story of an African prince enslaved in the American South. Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori was ambushed, captured, sold to English slavers, and shipped to America in 1788. After enduring the horrendous journey, he was purchased by a struggling Mississippi farmer. Abdul Rahman’s leadership, faith, and intellect helped him survive 40 years of slavery while he fought for his freedom and that of his wife and children – a quest that ultimately led to a meeting with President John Quincy Adams.