October 14th, 2006
Nearly 250 years ago a 10-year old African girl was kidnapped and transported to South Carolina , where she was named Priscilla and sold into slavery. A group of scholars, including Joseph Opala (JMU), have been able to identify one of Priscilla’s modern descendents; an African American woman living in South Carolina. The South Carolina descendant along with Opala, made an extraordinary journey back to Sierra Leone, from where her ancestor seven generations back was kidnapped.
Also featured: David Owusu-Ansah (JMU) speaks about the presence of Muslims in the Virginia slave population of the 19th century.