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  • Solomon+Northup
    A story of enslavement and eventual freedom inspires an afternoon of reflection and celebration.
    Jul 9 2014
  • Northup+Day+audience+shot
    The story of Solomon Northup, depicted in the film 12 Years a Slave, has special meaning for Saratoga Springs. The annual event in Northup's honor, shown above in 2013, will now be organized by Skidmore.
    Mar 4 2014
  • Paul+and+Mary+Stewart
    Representatives of Fox Searchlight, distributor of a soon-to-be-released film that brings to life Solomon Northup's chronicle of his 12 years as a slave, joined dozens of Northup's descendants at an annual remembrance of the Saratogian's life and work.
    Jul 23 2013
  • Skidmore News
    Skidmore will host the 15th annual tribute to Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was abducted into slavery in 1841 and held for 12 years. His memoir, "Twelve Years a Slave," will soon be released as a film by Fox Searchlight.
    Jul 16 2013
  • Skidmore News
    The community reading program recommends titles to complement this year's book of choice, "Twelve Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup.
    Dec 17 2012
  • Saratoga+Reads
    Saratoga Reads has announced its choice of a junior discussion book and a list of eight other titles for young readers, selected to complement the program's designated book for this year--Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup--a harrowing account from the pre-Civil War era of the author's abduction into slavery and long struggle to regain freedom.
    Dec 12 2012
  • Skidmore News
    Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a compelling account from the pre-Civil War era of the author's harrowing descent into slavery and eventual rescue, has been selected by public vote as this year's book of choice for Saratoga Reads, the community reading program now marking its ninth year.
    Nov 15 2012
  • Twelve+Years+a+Slave
    Book of choice draws on local history for a story of injustice and perseverance.
    Nov 5 2012