Prince Among Slaves Film Screening and Discussion


University City Public Library and Interfaith Partnership will host a screening and discussion of the film Prince Among Slaves, the remarkable true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom and while maintaining his deep Muslim faith. This event is free and open to the public. Our board president Imam Muhamed Hasic will facilitate the discussion.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7pm

Where: University City Public Library auditorium, 2nd floor, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO, 63130

This event will also serve as the debut of a new collection of books on the Islamic faith at the University City Public Library. The film and books are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment of the Humanities, in cooperation of the American Library Association.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is presented by National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with American Library Association Public Programs Office and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University. The program was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Image above is a detail from original poster, available here. Poster and art credits:

Cover: Fifteenth-century map by Piri Reis of the coastline of Andalusia and the city of Grenada. Photo ©The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Borders: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Purchase, F1932.20, and F1931.32. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Purchase—Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, S1986.221

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