Solomon Northup, b. 1808 Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853.

Solomon Northup, b. 1808 Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853.

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 1852, 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...

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

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

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

EPPS PLANTATION PLAQUE  |    SOLOMON NORTHUP (MEMOIR:  12 YEARS A SLAVE), a freeman from New York State who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. Bought by an Avoyelles Parish planter, Northup endured the horrors of slave life on several plantations in the Bayou Boeuf area until 1853, when he regained his freedom and returned to his family.

EPPS PLANTATION PLAQUE | SOLOMON NORTHUP (MEMOIR: 12 YEARS A SLAVE), a freeman from New York State who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. Bought by an Avoyelles Parish planter, Northup endured the horrors of slave life on several plantations in the Bayou Boeuf area until 1853, when he regained his freedom and returned to his family.

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)

Lettre de Solomon Northup à William Perry et Cephas Parker : « Je souhaite que vous obteniez pour moi des papiers prouvant mon statut d’homme libre

The 1853 Autobiography of Solomon B. Northup, "Twelve Years a Slave" FULL TEXT -- READ ONLINE FREE

The 1853 Autobiography of Solomon B. Northup, "Twelve Years a Slave" FULL TEXT -- READ ONLINE FREE

solomon northrup | Twelve Years a Slave, One Year to Wait | Interpretive Challenges

Twelve Years a Slave, One Year to Wait

solomon northrup | Twelve Years a Slave, One Year to Wait | Interpretive Challenges

Evelyn Jackson from '12 Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants

Evelyn Jackson from '12 Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants

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

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

July 1808 | SOLOMON NORTHUP, an accomplished violinist and inventor, was born a free man in Minerva, New York. Mr. Northup lived and worked in Saratoga Springs with his family for part of his life. He worked at the landmark Grand Union Hotel as well as other hotels as a cabbie and violinist. Solomon was abducted in 1841, held in a slave pen in Washington, DC, and SOLD INTO SLAVERY in Louisiana for 12 years.

July 1808 | SOLOMON NORTHUP, an accomplished violinist and inventor, was born a free man in Minerva, New York. Mr. Northup lived and worked in Saratoga Springs with his family for part of his life. He worked at the landmark Grand Union Hotel as well as other hotels as a cabbie and violinist. Solomon was abducted in 1841, held in a slave pen in Washington, DC, and SOLD INTO SLAVERY in Louisiana for 12 years.

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