Juneteenth Presentation: Omar ibn Said
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At the age of 37, Omar ibn Said was captured and taken from his home of Senegal and enslaved in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807. Raised Islamic, Bin Said was well educated and deeply spiritual. An original letter written by Omar ibn Said is in the collection of the Spartanburg County Historical Association’s Regional History Museum and has been the subject of research by Wofford College and the Smithsonian Museum of African American Heritage. ibn Said would go on to write an autobiography, Life, which centers around his faith but he does mention that in his time with the Owens family he did not have to endure hardships of first plantation that he fled from, it is important to remember that he was never freed from his enslavement.
Wofford Religion professors, Dr. Philip Dorroll and Colleen Ballance, share their continued research into the life of ibn Said at a special lunch hour presentation during Spartanburg’s week of Juneteenth celebrations.
Location: Chapman Cultural Cener Theater Lobby
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Lunch will be served.
Pre-registration is required. Limited space available.