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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

Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup, 1891

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Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup, 1891

This is the actual home where Samuel Bass and Solomon Northup worked on together, during 1852, at the Edwin Epps plantation in Louisiana.

This is the actual home where Samuel Bass and Solomon Northup worked on together, during at the Edwin Epps plantation in Louisiana.

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.

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.

GALLERY  '12 YEARS A SLAVE': PORTRAITS OF SOLOMON NORTHUP'S DESCENDANTS THR joined together five generations from the family tree of the Osc...

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.

Solomon Northup ~ (July 1808–1863?) an American and author of the memoir "12 Years a Slave." A free-born African American from New York, he was a farmer, violinist, and land owner in Hebron, New York. In 1841 he was kidnapped and enticed to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal). After his ordeal he became an active abolitionist, lectured on slavery throughout the northeastern US and aided fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. (link to electronic edition)

How the New York Times covered Years a Slave’s” Solomon Northup in Northup's story garnered heavy press coverage and spread widely in the weeks and months after he was rescued

Solomon Northup. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative ofSolomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in1841, and Rescued ...

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative ofSolomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City and Rescued .

'12 Years a Slave': Solomon Northup's Descendants Gather for THR Photo Shoot, Reflect on His Legacy

Years a Slave': Solomon Northup's Descendants Gather for THR Photo Shoot, Reflect on His Legacy

12 Years a Slave: Pictures of Solomon Northup's Descendants

Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants: THR joined together five generations from the family tree of the Oscar-nominated drama's real-life protagonist in three different cities.

Solomon Northup Family Tree | Family Reunion: Descendants Of Solomon Northup Pose For The Hollywood ...

Family Reunion: Descendants Of Solomon Northup Pose For The Hollywood Reporter

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)

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