The descendants of Solomon Northrup, author of the memoir, Twelve Years a Slave

The descendants of Solomon Northrup, author of the memoir, Twelve Years a Slave

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.

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.

12 Years a Slave

How the New York Times covered “12 Years a Slave’s” Solomon Northup in 1853

Anatomy of a Scene: Solomon Northup Chained in ’12 Years a Slave’

Anatomy of a Scene: Solomon Northup Chained in ’12 Years a Slave’

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

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

The original NY Times' 1853 Article On 12 Years A Slave's Solomon Northup #TeachNYPL

The original NY Times' 1853 Article On 12 Years A Slave's Solomon Northup #TeachNYPL

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 . When he arrived with his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853; he was one of very few to do so in such cases.

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 . When he arrived with his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853; he was one of very few to do so in such cases.

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