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…
By: Robert Kessler / March 3, 2014