Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Story The Enslaved Prince, Abdul Rahman Sori

The documentary explores the incredible true story of African Prince, Abdul Rahman Sori.

Abdul Rahman Sori, heir to the throne of one of the largest kingdoms in Africa, was captured in an ambush and sold to English slave traders for a few muskets and some rum at the age of 26. After enduring the brutal Middle Passage to America, packed below decks and in filthy conditions, he was purchased by a struggling Mississippi farmer named Thomas Foster.

His story of courage and forbearance under the meanest of circumstances is a powerful drama that not only speaks directly to the African American experience, but also to the human experience. It expands our idea about what it means to be human, what we’re capable of surviving, and how our dignity can remain intact, even when under relentless assault.

Prince Among Slaves

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