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Award-winning Documentary to be shown at the MAC
February 18, 2013 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The Eva B Dykes Library at Oakwood University presents the multi-award winning documentary: Prince Among Slaves, on Monday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.. in the Millet Activity Center.
Prince Among Slaves dramatizes the incredible true story of an African prince, Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, who was captured in a war in Africa and enslaved in Mississippi for 40 years. Abdul Rahman was trilingual, a successful military general and the heir to Futa Jalon, the West African Empire, which was the size of Great Britain. While enslaved, Abdul Rahman toiled on a small, struggling plantation in Mississippi. He married a first generation enslaved woman, and they had nine children. Through improbable circumstances, 20 years into his enslavement he was reunited with a marooned sailor that his father had rescued decades earlier. This event brought the first public attention to Abdul Rahman, which over the next several years led him to become the most famous African in America.
Following the film, History professor, Dr. Alfonzo Greene, will lead a discussion about the film.
Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more info, contact 256-726-7250.
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