We found this amazing Youtube recording of former slave Ison Mosely from Texas as he talks about his life and feelings regarding life as a slave in the south.
Maersk Alabama crew member William Rios told worshippers at his Harlem church Sunday that their prayers had helped him survive piracy on the high seas.
“Your prayers gave us the strength for them not to take the ship to Somalia and keep us hostage,” Rios told the Second St. John Baptist Church. “The Lord gave us the strength.”
Rios, 41, was one of 19 crewmen aboard the Maersk Alabama when it was attacked April 8 by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. The ship’s captain, Richard Phillips, offered himself in exchange for his crew’s release.