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    Prince Among Slaves

    Poster of the movie Prince Among Slaves
    Prince Among Slaves (2008)
    Directed byAndrea Kalin, Bill Duke
    Written byAndrea Kalin, Lloyd 'Raki' Jones
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    1788. The slave ship Africa set sail from the Gambia River, its hold laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains-headed for American shores. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. On the slave auction block, one of them, a 26-year-old male named Abdul Rahman Ibrahima made an astonishing claim to Thomas Foster, the lantation owner who purchased him at auction: As an African prince, highly educated and heir to a kingdom, this bedraggled African's father would gladly pay gold for his return. Foster dismissed the claim as a tissue of lies.


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