Posts tagged "Solomon Northrup"

You’ve Got to Read This 161-Year-Old ‘New York Times’ Article About ’12 Years a Slave’

History was made when 12 Years a Slave was crowned the Best Picture of 2013 at the Academy Awards. However, that saga began a full 173 years ago when the real Solomon Northrup, the subject of the film, was abducted and sold into slavery. The Times was on it. An article published in the 1853…

By: Robert Kessler / March 3, 2014