Film, Video Preserving Omar Ibn Said's Words: A Slave Narrative
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- Preserving Omar Ibn Said's Words: A Slave Narrative
- The Library has preserved, digitized and made facsimile copies of "The Life of Omar Ibn Said," the only known extant narrative written in Arabic by an enslaved person in the United States. In 1831, Omar Ibn Said, a wealthy and highly educated man who was captured in West Africa and brought to the United States as a slave, wrote a 15-page autobiography describing his experiences.
- Event Date
- February 01, 2019
- Related Resources
- Omar Ibn Said Collection: https://www.loc.gov/collections/omar-ibn-said-collection/about-this-collection/
- Running Time
- 2 minutes, 30 seconds
- Online Format
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Preserving Omar Ibn Said's Words: A Slave Narrative. 2019. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8581/.
APA citation style:
(2019) Preserving Omar Ibn Said's Words: A Slave Narrative. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8581/.
MLA citation style:
Preserving Omar Ibn Said's Words: A Slave Narrative. 2019. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8581/>.