Ancestor of Africa University alumnus is the subject of PBS film

February 07, 2008

PBS kicked off Black History Month on February 4 with the national debut of Prince Among Slaves, the true story of an African prince enslaved in the American South for 40 years before regaining his freedom. Africa University Vice Chancellor Dr. James H. Salley says the documentary’s subject, Abdul Rahman, is an ancestor of A-U graduate and Chair of the A-U U.S. Alumni Association, Artemus Gaye, who is featured in the film.


Winner of the Best Documentary at the 2007 American Black Film Festival, Prince Among Slaves is based on Dr. Terry Alford’s biography of the same name. It is a presentation of the National Black Programming Consortium, underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


To check your local PBS station’s air dates and times link here and type in Prince Among Slaves in the “Search for” box, then click on “Search.”


Link here to view a 4-minute film preview.


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