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Thursday, November 13, 2008

THURS. NOV. 13, 2008: "Prince Among Slaves" film/discussion in Pearl, MS

Thursday, November 13, 2008 --- 6p.m., Film and 7p.m., Book discussion
Pearl Public Library
2416 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS
Admission FREE
601.896.5616
 
It begins today! 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.
 
Listen to Conversations' interview with the Emmy-awardwinning Director/Writer/Producer Andrea Kalin here:
 

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