In honor of Black History Month, Montgomery College Libraries and the Office of Student Life will be showing the film, Prince Among Slaves, which will be followed by a discussion led by history professor, Kelly Rudin. This film is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, and focuses on the true story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, (1762-1829), a Muslim prince in West Africa, who at the age of 26, was captured and enslaved in Natchez, MS for forty years. The film brings attention to the fact that Muslims have been part of the history of the United States since colonial times. Please see the trailer to learn more about the film. Attendance will be recorded by "sign in" for extra credit assignments and attendance registration will be sent to faculty members via email.
This event also meets the Faculty/Staff multicultural diversity requirement. Register in CPOD or certificates will be available at the event.
Light refreshments will be served. Students, faculty, staff, and community members welcome.
Prince Among Slaves: Thursday, February 21st, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., HT 216.