Autobiography of a Muslim Slave in America

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THE DAVID ISSUE 2019 is about reclaiming a new Renaissance, full of knowledge, hope, and action. Learning from the mistakes of the past and hopefully applying them to the future. Here lies a story  of a man who at the age of 37, was taken from a successful life in his home country and made a slave in both the states of South Carolina and North Carolina. He was strong and survived. So strong, he wrote his story and although it’s in Arabic. His story is valid today and when translated, it sounds so educated and beautiful. A testament to humanity and the need to survive and communicate. Watch this and learn. No, this isn’t a pro-Muslim post. This is just a HUMAN POST aimed at human rights and knowing that people need to look past their phones and learn real history. That American history is a collection of stories about people, who aren’t much different then you are today.

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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 “annihilates” the conventional narrative of African slaves as uneducated and uncultured. Amna Nawaz reports.

 

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