Abdul-Rahman Ibn Ibrahim Sori


Location: Artist, Henry Inman, 1828. From the Colonization and Journal of Freedom (1834), frontispiece

The DVD “Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South [Natchez Mississippi]. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom….” Prince Among Slaves


Prince Among Slaves DVD Unity Productions, 2011.

Alford, Terry, Prince Among Slaves, 30th Anniversary Ed., New York: Oxford UP, 2007.

Austin, Allan D., African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles, New York: Routledge, 1997.

“Facsimile of the Moorish Prince’s Writing”Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed December 6, 2019, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2688

40 Years a Slave: The Extraordinary Tale of an African Prince Stolen from His Kingdom.” History.com Accessed 12/4/19.

From African Prince to Mississippi Slave: Abdul Rahman Ibrahima.” Electronic Edition. Documenting the American South. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Accessed 12/4/19.

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