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Doc Explores Life of Enslaved African Royal Son

Abdul Rahman was an African prince, captured and enslaved in the United States for 40 years before gaining his freedom.

A new documentary airing on PBS, A Prince Among Slaves, tells his incredible story.

The film, narrated by rapper/actor Mos Def, is directed by Bill Duke.

Farai Chideya talks with the documentary's co-executive producer, Alex Kronemer.

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