Kickoff Event: New Orleans, LAFebruary 19, 2011 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM
PRINCE AMONG SLAVES: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Americans Interfaith Works at Ashe Cultural Center, with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Local humanities scholars speaking, and Artemus Gaye, PhD, a direct descendant of Abdul Rahman offering the keynote address. Alexander Kronemer’s 90-minute documentary is a true story. It is the story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori who was sold into slavery in the American south in 1788. He remained enslaved for 40 years before regaining his freedom and returning to Africa. Price: FREE but RSVP is required. Limited Seating. RSVP to (205) 915-3168
Artemus Gaye, PhD
Artemus Gaye fled the Liberian Civil War with a vivid memory of the ambiguity of the history of his native land. As a living descendant of Abdul Rahman and Isabella, he is passionate about the preservation and recovery of their legacy and that of others long forgotten or lost. Additionally, he is a community leader and also pursuing his PhD in Ethics at Loyola University in Chicago. Gaye has prepared a lecture entitled, “Narratives of Enslaved West Africans: Reconciliation, Genealogy and Family Narratives.” It focuses on the history and genealogy of enslaved Africans from Futa Jallon, Abdul Rahman’s birthplace in West Africa.