Friday, February 08, 2013

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: Film Showing of Prince Among Slaves

In honor of African-American History Month 2013, University of Redlands Armacost Library will host a film showing and facilitated discussion of Prince Among Slaves, a free program for public and university audiences. 

The film showing of Prince Among Slaves features a screening and a short discussion period. The program will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Gregory Hall, room 161, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Patrick Wing, faculty member from the University of Redlands history department, will be facilitating the film showing and subsequent discussion. Limited seating is available. Please send RSVPs to Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, by Thursday, February 14, 2013. 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.

A second film showing at Redlands Peace Academy is planned for Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

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

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) conducted in cooperation with the American LibraryAssociation (ALA), the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion and Redlands Peace Academy.

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