Doc Explores Life of Enslaved African Royal Son

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Prince Among Slaves

An actor portrays Abdul Rahman in the film A Prince Among Slaves. Courtesy Unity Productions Foundation hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy Unity Productions Foundation

Abdul Rahman was an African prince, captured and enslaved in the United States for 40 years before gaining his freedom.

A new documentary airing on PBS, A Prince Among Slaves, tells his incredible story.

The film, narrated by rapper/actor Mos Def, is directed by Bill Duke.

Farai Chideya talks with the documentary's co-executive producer, Alex Kronemer.



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