The documentary film “Prince Among Slaves” will be shown at the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus in room A4 of the Aural M. Umhoefer Building at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Michael Jacobs, UW-BSC professor of history, will lead a discussion about the one-hour film following the viewing.

This is the third in a series of four Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys programs co-hosted by the Baraboo Public Library, the UW-BSC Library, and the Kilbourn Public Library of Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton. Admission is free and the public is invited.

No registration or tickets are required.

“Prince Among Slaves” is the remarkable true story of an African prince enslaved in the American South. Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori was ambushed, captured, sold to English slavers, and shipped to America in 1788. After enduring the horrendous journey, he was purchased by a struggling Mississippi farmer. Abdul Rahman’s leadership, faith and intellect helped him survive 40 years of slavery while he fought for his freedom and that of his wife and children, a quest that ultimately led to a meeting with President John Quincy Adams.

The remaining program in the series will be a discussion of the book “The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kilbourn Public Library. Copies of the book and the movie are available at the public libraries.

The Baraboo Public Library is located at 230 4th Ave. For more information, call 608-356-6166 or visit www.baraboopubliclibrary.org.

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