Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in and rescued in from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana Author Solomon Northup Publication date 1853
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In the picture above is the actual grave of Solomon Northup's father's grave. His name was Mitus Northup. Mitus took the name of his previous owners name. Mitus was later freed when his owner passed away, so when Solomon was born he was born into freedom. Among the many interesting things about his father is the fact that he was able to vote like any other white male from that time.
Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants: "The Hollywood Reporter joined together five generations from the family tree of the Oscar-nominated drama's real-life protagonist in three different cities.
Emotional reunion: The Hollywood Reporter brought together five generations from the family tree of Years a Slave' real-life protagonist Solomon Northup in three different cities (LA descendants pictured; others in Rochester, NY and Wash DC)