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  1. Descendants of slave Solomon Northup visit CenlaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | The Town Talk

    ... a freed black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Northup's narrative, "Twelve Years a Slave," recounts his time in Central Louisiana. The book was made into a movie which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in ...

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  2. Solomon Northup Researcher to Speak at Glens Falls Book FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | PR Log

    David Fiske, co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave, will be one of the authors participating in the Glens Falls Chronicle Autumn Leaves Book Fair on November 2, 2014. PRLog - Oct. 28, 2014 - SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Fiske will have a table at the book fair, and at 1 pm, he will talk about the years of research he has devoted to Northup, and especially his efforts to locate his place of burial.

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  3. Come to Lorain Public Library System's Avon Branch for These Great Programs and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Cleveland.com

    ... at 440-934-4743. The Avon Branch is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon. Now a major motion picture, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup's firsthand account of slavery. Northup was born a free man in New York but was kidnapped and sold into ...

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  4. Steve McQueen aims to put free copies of '12 Years a Slave' DVD, book in U.S. classroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... on Oct. 10, 2013, as the opening-night selection of the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival In "Twelve Years a Slave," first published in 1853, Northup describes how he was kidnapped by two men, then drugged, bound and sold at a slave auction on ...

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  5. Lorain Public Library System Avon Branch ProgramsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Cleveland.com

    ... at 440-934-4743. The Avon Branch is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon. Now a major motion picture, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup's firsthand account of slavery. Northup was born a free man in New York but was kidnapped and sold into ...

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  6. Author to Talk about Solomon Northup, the Main Character in Oscar-Winning Film 12 Years a SlaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | PRLog US Entertainment

    ... Public Library. He is a co-author of the book, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave, which provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in ...

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  7. Mahaksa Reads to Kick Off with Ulysses S. Grant PortrayalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Osky News

    The Oskaloosa Public Library announces the return of Mahaska Reads with a series of events and book discussions between September 15 and October 15 this fall. Residents of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County are encouraged to participate by reading this year's selection, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.

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  8. Couples Massage at the Library... Seriously! Check Out that Event...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Cleveland.com

    ... at 440-934-4743. The Avon Branch is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon. Now a major motion picture, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup's firsthand account of slavery. Northup was born a free man in New York but was kidnapped and sold into ...

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  9. EYVoice: The Serial Entrepreneur Behind The Film Twelve Years A SlaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | Forbes.com

    ... success in all of them. You may know of Frank for his literary work behind the recent cinematic hit, Twelve Years A Slave , or for his family movie The Bracelet of Bordeaux . You may also know about the role Frank played in the energy deregulation ...

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  10. Edward E. Baptist: On Slavery and ManagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2014 | Publishers' Weekly

    ... Wilson Library.) This site makes available over 100 enslaved people's autobiographies, including Twelve Years a Slave , Solomon Northup's memoir, with its story of Patsey - who was played to Oscar-winning effect on the big screen by Lupita N'yongo. ...

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  11. La. authors/historians honored by foundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2014 | The News-Star

    ... a scholar, educator, preservationist and storyteller is credited with securing the republication of "Twelve Years a Slave," the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup that was made into an Academy Award-winning movie in 2013. She first found the book at ...

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  12. Teen novels dominate sales in first half of yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2014 | USA Today

    ... Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (No. 6), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (No. 7) and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (No. 22).

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  13. Best-selling books for first half of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2014 | The Arizona Republic

    ... Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (No. 6), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (No. 7) and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (No. 22).

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  14. Solomon Northup Day spotlights issue of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | Albany Times Union

    ... Brown, and Rachel Seligman-co-authors of the book "Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave." Joining them will be Paul McCarty, town historian of Fort Edward, and director of the town's Old Fort Museum. - There will ...

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  15. Torontonians rank a lowly seventh on Amazon's reading listRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2014 | The Toronto Star

    ... us! Vancouverites purchased more print books while Calgarians were more likely to order Kindle books ( Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup being Calgarians' favourite on Kindle, while Vancouverites' top print book was - wait for it - Soul ...

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  16. The American story of slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... He really did survive the experience, secure his release in 1853 and publish a powerful memoir, " Twelve Years a Slave ," that was the basis for John Ridley's Oscar-winning screenplay. It took a British auteur and an A-list movie star to bring ...

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  17. Tampa Bay's weekly literary happeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2014 | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... old or new books, fiction and non-fiction, all genres, will meet Saturday, May 31, 5 p.m., to discuss Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. No location is set yet. This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film of ...

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  18. Twelve Years a Slave now Available at Project GutenbergRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2014 | TeleRead

    It pays to keep an eye on the new releases RSS feed sometimes! In the latest round of new releases from Project Gutenberg, I spotted an ebook release of Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, the book which was the inspiration for the recent award-winning movie.

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  19. Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade SiteRead the original story

    May 6, 2014 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... it might find. One that's already been identified is the slave jail where Solomon Northup, author of Twelve Years a Slave , was likely held, and his great, great, great, great grandson Justin Dixon Northup Gilliam, has joined the fight. "I want the ...

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  20. Grace: 1st edition of 'Twelve Years a Slave' surfaces in Omaha...Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2014 | The Papillion Times

    Jim Beatty, director of the Great Plains Black History Museum, holds what may be a first edition of the book "Twelve Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup.

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