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Talk on Solomon Northup, the Main Character in Oscar-Winning Film 12 Years a Slave
On March 29, 2014, author David Fiske will talk about Solomon Northup at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland, Massachusetts.
Fiske will describe Northup's kidnapping and will reveal details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The story of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color--all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.
Talk and book-signing on Saturday March 29, 2014, 11:00 am at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main Street, Groveland Massachusetts.
For more information, call the Library at 978-372-1732.