Omar Ibn Said Collection

Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from… read more

Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery, and shipped to South Carolina. He wrote the only known American slave narrative in Arabic. The collection of about 40 documents was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2017, and includes letters about Said and other texts from West Africa. close

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Omar Ibn Said Collection

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 19, 2019 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 25, 2019 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 19, 2019 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2019 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2019 | 7:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 25, 2019 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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