Lincoln’s Langston Hughes Memorial Library Hosts ‘Prince Among Slaves’ Program

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Langston Hughes Memorial Library at Lincoln University presents the film, The Prince Among Slaves, on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ware Center.

The presentation, which is free and open-to-the-public, is aimed at familiarizing the public with the people, places, history, faith and culture of Muslims in the United States.

Prince Among Slaves, one of the resources in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journey, a collection of materials from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).  Langston Hughes Memorial library is among 840 other libraries and state humanities councils across the country awarded the collection.

Other support for the Bookshelf, which consists of 25 books, 3 films and a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online, was provided from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

For more information about this event or the collection, please contact Elizabeth Pitt, Acquisitions Librarian at epitt@lincoln.edu or call 484-365-7357.

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women.  Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria. 

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