Twelve Years a Slave

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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup – Just the Facts!

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Solomon was not born a slave but was kidnapped. He had a home, a family and work, but at the age of 32 he was taken and sold to plantation owners in the South. He had no control over his life and no right to protect himself.
After many years, he escaped that life and was freed again, but after 12 years as a slave, life was bound to change forever. Solomon wrote a book about his experiences which became a huge movie that won the 2014 Oscar for Best Picture. His story is a reminder of the injustice of slavery.

Extract from Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup & IP Factly


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