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Solomon Northup Day

History of Solomon Northup Day

Historic sign commemorating Solomon Northup

1999: Solomon Northup Day founded by Saratoga Springs resident and Skidmore College alumna Renee Moore, UWW '01

1999: Historical marker placed on Broadway to mark the area where Solomon Northup's abduction took place

2000: Solomon Northup Day receives recognition by the Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project

2002: Third Saturday in July recognized as annual Solomon Northup Day.

2007: Solomon Northup Day recognized by National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

2013: Skidmore College takes over coordination of Solomon Northup Day events