I am committed to trying to improve people's understanding of each other. There is too much mistrust in the world, and it sometimes follows religious lines. The themes I heard expressed in the comedians' humor [in Allah Made Me Funny] dealt with many of the same issues – family, life, food, and so on.
A man of dignity, intellect and unwavering faith as a devout Muslim, he served on a single plantation in Natchez for four decades before negotiating his freedom with the U.S. State Department and President John Quincy Adams in 1828. By then his story was well-known, and he was perhaps the most famous African American in the U.S. [Prince Among Slaves]