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College of Wooster Libraries to Show Film ‘Prince Among Slaves’ on Nov. 19

UPublish story by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster Libraries will present the film, “Prince Among Slaves,” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public.

The documentary depicts the true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788 and eventually wound up in Natchez, Miss. Prior to the screening of the documentary, Ibra Sene, assistant professor of history and international relations at Wooster, will present a brief talk, titled “Placing ‘Prince Among Slaves’ in Context.” An open discussion will follow.

The event is the last of the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” series, and is associated with the 2013 Wooster Forum on Race. The series has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with American Library Association Public Programs Office and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University. The program 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.

Additional information about the event is available at, by phone (330-263-2315), or e-mail (

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