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  1. Solomon Northup (born July 10, c. 1807–1808; died c. 1864) was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color.

  2. Solomon Northup was a free Black man in New York who was captured and sold into slavery. After twelve years, he was rescued and returned to his family. Shortly thereafter, he published a narrative of his experiences as a slave. This excerpt describes the horrors he saw in a slave market.

  3. › african-american-history › northup-solomonSolomon Northup (1808-?) - Blackpast

    29 ott 2013 · Solomon Northup was a free black man who was illegally held in bondage for twelve years before he regained his freedom. Northup was born to free parents in Minerva, New York in 1808. Little is known of his mother other than she was born a free mulatto.

  4. 19 nov 2013 · Fugitive slave laws allowed African Americans who could not prove their free status to be taken into slavery. What does the political cartoon suggest about negative effects these laws had both on escaped slaves and African Americans like Solomon Northup who were born free?

  5. SOLOMON NORTHUP DAY - A Community Celebration. This event founded in 1999, includes an art exhibition, book display, and other historical and educational programs about Solomon Northup history, the abolitionist movement, the underground railroad and local African-American history and culture.

  6. 10 ott 2011 · History of Solomon Northup Day. In 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.

  7. 6 nov 2013 · He wanted to promote the abolitionist cause and gain media attention for a lawsuit he hoped to file against Solomons kidnappers. Put simply, the book was written “with a purpose,” as the...