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Author to Talk about Anne Northup, Wife of Solomon Northup

David Fiske, co-author of a biography of Solomon Northup, will give a presentation in Schenectady, New York, about the life of Anne Northup. The story of her husband's wrongful enslavement was the basis of the Oscar-winning film: 12 Years a Slave.

David Fiske, Northup biographer
PRLog - April 21, 2014 - SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Fiske has devoted years of research to Solomon Northup, and will talk about the impact his kidnapping and subsequent years of slavery had on his wife and family. In Solomon’s absence, his family became a one-income household. Fiske’s presentation will describe how his wife, Anne, carried on and saw to the needs of their children. Information on her later life, when she resided in the Glens Falls, New York area, will also be given.

Fiske is a professional librarian and genealogist residing in the history-laden village of Ballston Spa, New York. He has written numerous local history articles and is the author of several books. In 2012 he self-published a book about Solomon Northup, and in 2013 he worked with Clifford Brown and Rachel Seligman to write Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. He also did some research that was utilized in the marketing of the film "12 Years a Slave," and appears in a documentary feature on the film's Blu-ray disc. For more information, see his web page:

Fiske will sell and sign copies of his biography of Solomon Northup at this event.

The program will be held May 10, 2014, at 2 pm at the Schenectady History Museum and Grems-Doolittle Library, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, New York. Admission: $5.00; Free for Schenectady County Historical Society members. For more information on the program, contact Librarian Melissa Tacke at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at librarian@schenectadyhistorical.org.

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