Monday, October 6, 2008

Conversations discusses "Prince Among Slaves" Book and DVD in Nov. 2008

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb and his partners at 20,000 Dialogues & Unity Productions Foundation are pleased to announce the date and times of the historic discussion to be held during the entire month of November 2008 around Bestselling author Terry Alford's book PRINCE AMONG SLAVES (see below). The true story of an African Prince sold into Slavery in the American South (namely Natchez, MS) will come to life through the viewing of the PBS documentary by the same name. Coupled together, the film and the book will chronicle the life of Abd al Rahman who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom.
"Conversations is pleased to be a part of this history-making dialogue," says Webb,33. "The story of Rahman is one that I didn't know just weeks ago, however, now I wonder how my life has progressed in the South without it. I think audiences of all ages, races and backgrounds will appreciate this rich history and share us in telling others about it."The book PRINCE AMONG SLAVES has been chosen as Conversations Book of the Month for November 2008, with all of its chapters in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee reading and discussing it. It is hoped that other book clubs across the country will do so as well. Webb will moderate discussions in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia.
For more information about the events scheduled, contact Cyrus A. Webb at 601.896.5616, or visit To find out more information about 20,000 Dialogues, visit
Saturday, November 1, 2008 --- 1p.m., Film and 2:30p.m., Book discussion
Medgar Evers Library
4215 Medgar Evers
Jackson, MS
Admission FREE
Monday, November 3, 2008 - Friday, November 7, 2008
Conversations LIVE!, the book club's national, award-winning online radio show, will discuss the book all week long at 7p.m. CST beginning Monday, November 3, 2008 and ending on Friday, November 7, 2008. Hosted by Webb, he will have guests on one hour each night to discuss the impact on the book on our world today. For details about the radio program, visit its link at  
Saturday, November 8, 2008 --- 1p.m. Film and 2:30p.m. Book Discussion / 6p.m. Film and 7p.m. Book discussion
Comfort Inn Downtown
100 N. Front St.
Memphis, TN
Admission FREE
Thursday, November 13, 2008 --- 6p.m., Film and 7p.m., Book discussion
Pearl Public Library
2416 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS
Admission FREE
Saturday, November 15, 2008 --- 7p.m. Book discussion
Borders Bookstore
3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA
Admission FREE
Monday, November 17, 2008 --- 6p.m. Book discussion
Subway Restaurant inside Wal-Mart (HWY 18)
2711 Greenway Drive
Jackson, MS
Admission FREE
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 --- 4p.m. Film and 5-5:30p.m. Book discussion
Judge George W. Armstrong Library
220 South Commerce St.
Natchez, MS
Admisson FREE
Saturday, November 22, 2008 --- 1p.m. Film and 2p.m. Book Discussion
Comfort Suites
5918 Monticello Dr.
Montgomery, AL
Admission FREE
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 ---5:30p.m. Film and 6:30p.m. Book discussion
Richard Wright Library
C.U.T. Society Book Club
515 McDowell Road
Jackson, MS
Admission FREE
Thursday, November 27,2008 --- 6p.m. Book Discussion
Subway Restaurant (Pearl)
Subway Conversations Book Club
3000 HWY 80E
Pearl, MS
Admission FREE
Saturday, November 29, 2008 ---1p.m. Film and 2:30p.m. Book Discussion / 6p.m. Film and 7p.m. Book discussion
Country Inn & Suites
759 Pollard Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Admission FREE

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