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Saint Mary’s College to present screening of ‘Prince Among Slaves’

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 12, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

NOTRE DAME — The Cushwa-Leighton Library at Saint Mary’s College is proud to present a film screening and discussion of the film Prince Among Slaves.

The film, followed by a discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, March 25 in the Vander Vennet Theatre on the ground level of the Student Center. Facilitating the discussion will be A. Rashied Omar, research scholar of Islamic Studies and peace building at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Prince Among Slaves is a historical documentary about Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African Prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi. His story eventually made him the most famous African in America at the time. The film is based on Terry Alford’s book, “Prince Among Slaves”.

This event is made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant called “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.”

For more information, please contact librarian Suzanne Hinnefeld or 574-284-5289.