Terry Alford, PhD

Terry Alford is the author of the eponymous book on which the documentary film Prince Among Slaves is based. He continues to play a key advisory role on the Prince Among Slaves project. The working title of his lecture is “The Anti-Slavery Movement.” Dr. Alford’s lecture helps participants understand the antebellum Southern cities that Abdul Rahman knew. In many ways, New Orleans, Natchez, Mississippi, Washington, DC and Cincinnati – all of which Abdul Rahman visited on his trek to gain freedom for his family – were part of a global economy, teeming with diversity. In this lecture, participants gain a deeper understanding of the economy of the American South and how that economy functioned on a global scale.