How the autobiography of a Muslim slave is challenging an American narrative

Channel: PBS NewsHour
Published: 04/24/2019 12:58 AM

Omar Ibn Said was 37 years old when he was taken from his West African home and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, as a slave in the 1800s. Now, his one-of-a-kind autobiographical manuscript has been translated from its original Arabic and housed at the Library of Congress, where it “ann...

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