On the program for July 19, 2014: Violinist Henrique Prince, of the Ebony Hillbillies
On the program for July 19, 2014: Jazz saxophonist T.K. Blue (photo by R. Andrew Lepley)
On the program for July 19, 2014: Actress Devyn Tyler, '12 Years a Slave'
Solomon Northup Day 2013: Renee Moore pinning a corsage on Laura Northup Linzy, Northup
Solomon Northup Day 2013: Frank Orsini (left) and Dan Hubbs
Solomon Northup Day 2013: Lloyd Steward, author of "The Great Migration"
Solomon Northup Day 2013: t-shirt design by Northup descendants
Solomon Northup Day 2013: Lupita Nyong'o with Skidmore Professor Timothy Harper
Solomon Northup Day 2013: (from left) Enid Mastrianni, Renee Moore, Lupita Nyong'o
Solomon Northup Day 2013: Northup descendents (photo by Tom Dimopoulos)
The story of Solomon Northup, a local African-American man abducted into slavery in
1841 and transported to Louisiana, is now known internationally thanks to the acclaimed
2013 film based on Northup’s autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave. But a grassroots effort to raise awareness of this compelling story has been going
on for a number of years, in particular through Solomon Northup Day, an annual event
launched in 1999 by Saratoga Springs resident and Skidmore College alumna Renee Moore,
For more information regarding upcoming events and details, please visit the Founder's