“Prince Among Slaves,” a Documentary and Discussion

The Cushwa-Leighton Library at Saint Mary’s College is proud to present a film screening and discussion of the film Prince Among Slaves on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre on the ground level of the Student Center. (Click for a campus map). Facilitating the discussion following the film 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.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant called “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.” 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 the book Prince Among Slaves, by Terry Alford.

Click to see a trailer of Prince Among Slaves.

For more information, please contact librarian Suzanne Hinnefeld by email or (574) 284-5289.