Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:34pm
Boston University professor Linda Heyw0od gave a great talk last night on Prince Among Slaves, one of the titles in our Muslim Journeys bookshelf. Prince is the story of Abdul Rahman, a Fulbe prince captured and sold into slavery in Mississippi and his quest for freedom. The book is also a fascinating portrait of antebellum Natchez, the heart of the "Cotton Kingdom." Dr. Heywood is a dynamic speaker who did a fabulous job placing the events and people of the book in their historical context, including the history of slavery in Boston. The audience was very engaged and had a lot of questions. Dr. Heywood even took email addresses from audience members so she could follow up on the questions that deserved more thorough answers than she was able to give on the spot. And FYI, we have multiple copies of the book available for checkout, as well as copies of a documentary on Rhaman's life. Thanks to Dr. Heywood, the ALA and the NEH, and everyone who attended.
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