Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Prince Is Coming to Natchez

Earlier I posted an article about the Prince from Natchez, and the film about him. Now the film is coming to Natchez.

Film & Conversation

Prince Among Slaves is an award winning PBS documentary about the fascinating life of Abdul Rahman, a West African prince enslaved in Natchez, Mississippi for 40 years, who through improbable circumstances won his freedom and became one of the most famous men of his day.

Sunday, June 5, 2:30 — 5:30 pm
City Auditorium
FREE and open to the public

Special guest Terry Alford, author of the book upon which the film is based, will introduce the film, describing how he came to write this story and how it became a film.

Following the film, the audience will break into small groups to talk about the film. Leading the conversation will be special guest Amad Shakur, founder of the Center for the African Diaspora, a research institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.

All attendees will receive a free DVD of the film and are invited to attend a reception with refreshments following the event to honor the guest speakers at the NAPAC Museum.

Event Partners:
  • Alcorn State University
  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Association
  • Bluff City Post
  • City of Natchez
  • Copiah Lincoln Community College
  • Friends of the Armstrong Library
  • Historic Natchez Foundation
  • Judge George Armstrong Library
  • Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro American Culture
  • Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Natchez Historical Society
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Park Service
  • Unity Productions Foundation

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