Author - Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup (1807-unknown) was born a free man in New York and became known for his memoir, "Twelve Years a Slave," which recounts his abduction and subsequent enslavement in the antebellum South. Northup's narrative offers a firsthand account of the horrors of slavery, detailing the physical, emotional, and psychological toll it exacted on him and his fellow enslaved individuals.

Through his eloquent prose and vivid descriptions, Northup exposes the brutality and inhumanity of the institution of slavery, while also highlighting the resilience and dignity of those who endured its atrocities.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding Northup's later life, his legacy lives on through his memoir, which serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring quest for freedom and equality.

“Twelve Years a Slave” recounts the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free African American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum South. Through Northup’s own vivid and compelling narrative, readers are transported to the brutal world of plantation life, where human beings are treated as property and subjected to unimaginable cruelty. As Northup struggles to maintain his dignity and humanity in the face of oppression, his story serves as a power… Read More