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Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

Award-winning film is subject of nationwide program

September 4, 2011 | By Public Programs Staff

Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans encompasses a nationwide series of thought-provoking presentations that use the award-winning NEH-supported documentary film as their centerpiece. In all, fifteen public screening-and-lecture events reached 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. The NEH-funded website features rich content expanding on three theme areas—identity, Muslims in early America, and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade—with video by project scholars, archival images and more.