In 1788 the slave ship Africa, set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound ...
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In 1788 the slave ship Africa, set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Six months later the survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a 26-year-old man named Abdul-Rahman made a remarkable claim to the farmer who purchased him at the auction that he was an African prince and that his father would pay gold for his ransom. The offer was refused and Abdul-Rahman did not return to Africa for another 40 years. During his enslavement he toiled on the Foster plantation, married, and fathered nine children. His story also eventually made him the most famous African in America, attracting the support of powerful men such as President John Quincy Adams. After forty years of slavery, Abdul-Rahman finally reclaimed his freedom, but he defied the order to return immediately to Africa, and instead traveled throughout the northern states, speaking to huge ... Written by
"Prince Among Slaves" is a very unusual tale. It's well worth seeing but it is a story that doesn't have a happy nor unhappy ending--more a bittersweet one.
The story begins with Abdul-Rahman living in Africa--the son of a powerful king. However, despite this, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. When he tried to tell others who he was, no one listened--he was just another black slave and nothing more. Despite no one listening, he eventually accepted his fate and carved out a minor niche for himself--achieving, for a slave, about as good a life as he could. However, eventually, his story of being a prince paid off--and a doctor tried to buy him his freedom. But the owner was adamant--he would NEVER sell Abdul-Rahman. Eventually, however, the plight of this slave reached other ears and soon folks in the anti-slavery movement being pushing as well for his freedom. Soon, his story morphed in the media, and suddenly the US government wanted him returned, as they incorrectly believed he was a Moroccan prince. What's next for this very unusual man? See the film. As I said, however, the ending is not a neat one---there is no perfect Hollywood ending. But, it IS interesting throughout and exceptionally well made.
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