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Solomon Northup Day
Solomon Northup

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, UWW '01.

For more information regarding upcoming events and details, please visit the Founder's website: