Monday, April 22, 2013

New Haven Library to show film on legacy of enslaved Africans

NEW HAVEN  -  The  award-winning documentary film,"
Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans," will be shown at 2 p.m. May 18 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.,

"The film tells the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. He became a national celebrity after regaining his freedom 40 long years later," the release said.

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Imam Saiffuddin Hassaan will lead a discussion following the screening, focusing on the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world, the release said. 

The program is free and presented in cooperation with SCSU’s Buley Library as part of a "Muslim Journeys" grant initiative that is designed to foster understanding of Muslim cultures, and is funded by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the release said.

For information contact Shirley Cavanaugh at Southern Connecticut State University at 203-392-5768. Editor's note:

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