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Prince Among Slaves

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Prince Among Slaves
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In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River with hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them made an astonishing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States. The true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
Title: Prince among slaves
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Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2008
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: [a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium and is a production of Unity Productions Foundation in association with Spark Media and Duke Media ; co-producer and co-writer, Raki Jones] ; directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin ; reenactments directed by Bill Duke
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: Interview with Mos Def; dominion over others; writing in the sand; land of faith and liberty
Based on the book Prince among slaves by Terry Alford
Summary: In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River with hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them made an astonishing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States. The true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
Awards & Distinctions: American Black Film Festival, 2007: Best Documentary
ISBN: 9780793694181
0793694183
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.632 PRINCE
Credits: Director of photography, John Rhode ; editor, David Grossbach ; original music, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designers, Karen Simon, Diana Moss ; production designer, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon.
Performers: Narrator, Mos Def.
System Details: DVD video; widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Other Language: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Princes Africa Slave traders Mississippi Natchez Slavery Mississippi Natchez
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Television programs
Topical Term: Princes
Slave traders
Slavery
Publisher No: PASL601 PBS Home Video
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In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River with hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them made an astonishing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than th... Read More »


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Oct 06, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Nothing great here. No idea why his story is more interesting than the millions of other African slaves.

Aug 27, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a 2008 documentary-drama directed by Andrea Kalin bqased on the book of the same name by Terry Alford.
Abdul-Rahman was a prince from West Africa who was made a slave in the United States.
After spending 40 years in slavery, he was freed in 1828 by order of President John Quincy Adams and Secretary of State Henry Clay after the Sultan of Morocco requested his release.
This drama is the remarkable and amazing true story of an African prince, who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom.

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