Prince Among Slaves: The Film and Discussion

Capitol View Library

Prince Among Slaves: The Film and Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

abduleOver the course of four centuries, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade removed an estimated 12 million Africans from mostly West and Central Africa to the New World. Of this number, about 600,000 -- 5 percent -- were imported into the United States. By 1860, the nation's 4 million slaves played a major role in laying the socio-economic foundation of the United States, particularly in the South.  

Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary, Prince Among Slaves, the amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, who in 1788 arrived on a tobacco plantation in Natchez, Miss. and endured forty years of human bondage without losing his dignity or hope for freedom. 

A discussion follows the film.