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Twelve Years a Slave - Rescued from Slavery: The Story of Solomon Northup

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 2/22/2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Have you read the book? Have you seen the movie?
Join author David Fiske for a presentation about Solomon Northup - a well-respected, educated free black man living in Saratoga Springs lured away from home and sold into slavery. Enslaved in Louisiana for nearly twelve years, Northup was finally able to get word to friends in New York and return home as a free man. In 1853, Northup published a book about his harrowing experiences entitled Twelve Years a Slave - now a major motion picture - and traveled around the Northeast giving speeches and helping fugitive slaves get to Canada.
Come celebrate Solomon Northup and Black History Month at this Local History event.
This presentation is not a formal book discussion as indicated in our newsletter. Reading Northup's autobiography is not required.
David Fiske is co-author of the new book Solomon Northup: the Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave, as well as author of Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery and numerous local history articles. He is a lecturer, professional librarian, and professional genealogist.

Register in-person, online, or by phone 518-456-2400 x 2
(Snowdate is March 1 at 2pm)

Location: Helderberg (Large) Meeting Room
Contact: Ann C. Wemple-Person
Contact Number: 518-456-2400 x 2
Presenter: David Fiske
Status: Closed


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