Omar Ibn Said, also known as Uncle Moreau and Prince Omeroh was born in Senegal in 1770. He was born in a wealthy family and went through a sound education of many years. He was captured during a conflict in 1807 and sold in the cross Atlantic slave trade and brought to US. He lived till the age of 94 and died as a slave in North Carolina.
He was supposed to have converted to Christianity in 1820 but recent research has shown that it is more complicated than that. He wrote various works in Arabic and they have Islamic inscriptions on them. It is supposed that though the circumstances did not allow, he continued to have belief in Islam through his life.