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Prince Among Slaves (2007)

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 ... See full summary »

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Andrea Kalin, Bill Duke
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Credited cast:
John C. Bailey John C. Bailey ... Andrew Marschalk
Yasiin Bey ... Narrator (as Mos Def)
Henian Boone Henian Boone ... Middle Passage
Ian Coblyn Ian Coblyn ... Young Abdul-Rahman / Middle Passage
David Elvove David Elvove ... Henry Clay (voice)
Tyler Gatton Tyler Gatton ... Mouth harp player / child
Bruce Holmes Bruce Holmes ... Thomas Foster
Andreu Honeycutt Andreu Honeycutt ... Samba
Lewis Sheridan Hughes Lewis Sheridan Hughes ... Various backround characters
Isaiah Johnson Isaiah Johnson ... Middle Passage
Marcus Mitchell ... Prince Ibrahima Abdul Rahman
Theodore M. Snead Theodore M. Snead ... David Walker
Morteza Tavakoli Morteza Tavakoli ... Ibrahim
Ashford J. Thomas Ashford J. Thomas ... Middle Passage
Gordon Timothy Gordon Timothy ... Middle Passage
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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 Andrea Kalin

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The True Story of an African Prince who Survived Slavery in America.

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The Prince Still Lives
16 January 2019 | by hrhprincesskarenSee all my reviews

Prince Among Slaves(2007) introduces the world to fact that all Slave that entered the United States and other parts of the world were not uneducated or salvages. In fact several countries inside of Africa were very established trading with India, Asia, the Middle East and various countries within Europe.

The movie Prince Among Slaves, highlighted the Journey of Abdul-Rahman, a story that was known in Natchez Mississippi and the United States Government which can be shared for all to view in the Library of Congress, which displays a picture of Abdul-Rahman.

In addition the movie also allowed its viewers to understand the Journey of Abdul-Rahman Sori and the acknowledgement of his family members, still alive in Natchez Mississippi and their Royal lineage. In the Movie, Dr. Artemus Gaye from Monrovia Liberia Africa was shown meeting his American family that were left behind in the United States once Prince Abdul-Rahman Sori was returned to Africa.

In 2014,Dr. Artemus Gaye of and Karen Chatman of Natchez Mississippi; both direct decendants of Abdul-Rahman's were reinstated their official Royal titles of Sheik (Prince)and Sheika (Princess). The two Royals are using their titles for the betterment of Humanity. Dr. Gaye has written the book "Rooted Beyond Boundaries", while Princess Karen Chatman founded one of the largest Breast Cancer organizations, Think Pink Qatar and Think Pink International, as well as sphere-headed one of the largest quest to find alternative treatments for Breast Cancer Internationally.

The movie tell a story but the Journey is still ongoing as the Prince Still Lives in his decendants.


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