About the Project

UNDERSTANDING EARLY AMERICAN MUSLIMS

Using the award-winning NEH-supported documentary film Prince Among Slaves as the centerpiece for launching a series of fifteen public screening-and-lecture events, Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans will reach a large, diverse audience, deepening public understanding about the impact and legacy of American cultural and religious history in the antebellum era, and its influences on our pluralistic society today.

This website features rich content expanding on three theme areas: identity, Muslims in early America, and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The target audiences, African American youth, civic leaders, and American Muslims will be driven to this website and to the events for online and offline engagement with humanities scholars and topics. The fifteen launch events begin on February 19 in New Orleans and continue to the late fall of 2011 in twelve different American cities.