Friday, February 22, 2013

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: 2nd film showing of Prince Among Slaves

Marking African-American History Month, University of Redlands Armacost Library, Campus Diversity & Inclusion, and Redlands Peace Academy will be hosting a second film showing of Prince Among Slaves at Peace Academy, located at 609 Amigos Dr. #2, Redlands, CA 92373.

The second film showing of Prince Among Slaves, much like the first one we had at University of Redlands,  features a screening and a short discussion period. The program will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Peace Academy, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Dr. Patrick Wing, faculty member from the University of Redlands history department, will be facilitating the film showing and subsequent discussion. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. 

Prince Among Slaves is a historical documentary based on Terry Alford's 1977 biography of 'Abd al-Rahman, a prince of a West African Muslim nation who was brought to Mississippi as a slave in the late 1780s. The film chronicles 'Abd al-Rahman's journey from enslavement to liberation. Against the backdrop of American slavery, 'Abd al-Rahman's quests to free his wife and children and to return to his African home provide us with significant focal points to think and talk about race and religion in America's past and present.

For information about the materials and associated programs of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, please visit or contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, at 909-748-8089 or

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