EVENT SPEAKERS


  • Amad Shakur

    Founder and Director of the Center for the African Diaspora, Director of Development for the Museum of Muslim Cultures


  • Kwame Anthony Appiah, PhD

    Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University


  • Terry Alford, PhD

    Author of the book Prince Among Slaves and a key advisor on the project


  • Artemus Gaye, PhD

    Descendant of Abduhl Rahman, a community leader and a PhD student in Ethics at Loyola University in Chicago


  • Adam Hochschild

    Popular writer of fiction, history, and biography. Author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves


  • Sulayman Nyang, PhD

    Chairman of Howard University’s African Studies Department


  • Michael Gomez, PhD

    Professor of History at NYU and key advisor for the film


  • Ilyasah Shabazz

    Award-winning author, activist and lecturer, and the daughter of Malcolm X


  • Edward Curtis, PhD

    Millennium Chair and Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana University


  • David Dreyer

    Genealogical expert on Abdul Rahman’s family lineage


  • Daniel Feller, PhD

    Professor of History at the Univ. of Tennessee, expert in Jackson-era politics and social history