The Prince of Slaves
May 11, 2006 § Leave a comment
It is little known by Americans that in the capture and enslavement of Africans there were approximately 5 million that were Muslims (H.Y. Hanson). Of this approximate number a man by the name of Abd Ar-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Suri was one. Abd Ar-Rahman was born in West Africa, of the Moorish Empire. He was of the Fulani People and well educated, while continuing his education in Timbuktu he was captured and eventually ended up as a slave on a Mississippi plantation.
In 1829 he was freed and returned home to Africa where he died. In 1977 Terry Alford, a history professor wrote a book on the life and experiences of Abd Ar-Rahman entitled, “A Prince Among Slaves“.