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The Colonizationist and Journal of Freedom, 1834

Ibrahima abd-Al Rahman

Ibrahima was the son of the almamy, or Muslim ruler, of Futa Jallon (Guinea).

In 1789, at the age of twenty-six, Ibrahima, then a young lieutenant, was captured in a war and deported to Natchez, Mississippi. He spent thirty-nine years as a slave on a cotton plantation before sailing to Liberia in 1829. It is estimated that from 10 to 15 percent of the Africans shipped to the Americas followed Islam. The religion, which first appeared in West Africa in the eleventh century, was spread first by Berbers, and then by sub-Saharan African traders.

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Image ID: 1167910
Title: Ibrahima abd-Al Rahman.
Source: The Colonizationist and Journal of Freedom, April 1833.
Published: 1833-1834
Location: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: Captives
Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829
Military officers
Muslims
Portraits
Slaves

Keywords: abd-Al Rahman, Ibrahima
Fulani
Guinea
Islam
Transatlantic Slave Trade
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