Prince Among Slaves

In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail towards America with hundreds of men, women, and children in its cargo hold. Eight months later, the few Africans who survived the voyage found themselves put up for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman, made an astonishing claim...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 17, 2009.
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Summary: In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail towards America with hundreds of men, women, and children in its cargo hold. Eight months later, the few Africans who survived the voyage found themselves put up for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman, made an astonishing claim-that he was the prince of a West African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States. This program presents the true story of a royal figure caught up in humanity's most horrific enterprise, who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope of freedom.
Item Description: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 17, 2009.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
Audience: 11 & up.
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