The Van Rensselaer C. Wisner Website - Miscellaneous
Omar Ibn Said
Omar Ibn Said (also known as "Omeroh") was a African of the Foulah tribe of Senegal? who was brought to America in the early 19th century to be sold into slavery. He was a Muslim who apparently converted to Christianity, and he could read, write and speak Arabic. Below are some newspaper, journal and magazine articles that are about him or mention him. I am indebted to Allan D. Austin and his book African Muslims in Antebellum America. A Sourcebook for making me aware of the existence of Omar Ibn Said and the many other African Muslims living in early America.