‘Muslim Journeys’ programs planned in San Angelo

A series of program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative related to “Muslim Journeys,” are being coordinated by Angelo State University’s Porter Henderson Library and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts this fall.

The first program will be the screening and discussion of “Prince Among Slaves” at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the C.J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The film tells the story of African Prince Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, who was sold into the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1788 and brought to the United States.

The second program, “An Evening of A Thousand and One Nights,” is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Learning Commons of the Porter Henderson Library, 2025 Johnson Ave. English professor Chris Ellery will host a reading of selected stories with observations and insights into the culture.

SAMFA, 1 Love St., will host the third presentation of the 90-minute video “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” to be followed by a discussion led by museum director Howard Taylor. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the museum’s meeting room.

All three programs are open and free to the public.

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