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Solomon Northup By:Nicole M. When and Where he was Born / July 1808 he was a free born African American. / In Saratoga Springs,New York. / Died in 1857.

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1 Solomon Northup By:Nicole M

2 When and Where he was Born / July 1808 he was a free born African American. / In Saratoga Springs,New York. / Died in  Everyone was shocked about that tragic news. / July 1808 he was a free born African American. / In Saratoga Springs,New York. / Died in  Everyone was shocked about that tragic news.

3 What he was known for? / He’s noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. / When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him to slavery. / He was transported to New Orleans. / He was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. / He’s noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. / When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him to slavery. / He was transported to New Orleans. / He was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

4 What happened after 12 years?  He regained his freedom in January  Very few to do so in the cases of such kidnapping.  Held in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners.  He got news from his family, who contacted friends and enlisted governor of New York.  He regained his freedom in January  Very few to do so in the cases of such kidnapping.  Held in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners.  He got news from his family, who contacted friends and enlisted governor of New York.

5 People were not fair at all / Solomon Northup sued the slave traders but lost in the local court. / A black man should not go into the law for suing white man. / The two white man was charged with a $5,000 bail. / Without Northup’s testimony a conviction could not be secured and the men were released. / Solomon Northup sued the slave traders but lost in the local court. / A black man should not go into the law for suing white man. / The two white man was charged with a $5,000 bail. / Without Northup’s testimony a conviction could not be secured and the men were released.

6 Solomon Northup made a book / He published an account of experiences. / His book is called Twelve Years a Slave / Northup also gave dozens of lecture throughout the Northeast about his experiences as a slave. / In order to support the abolitionist cause. / He published an account of experiences. / His book is called Twelve Years a Slave / Northup also gave dozens of lecture throughout the Northeast about his experiences as a slave. / In order to support the abolitionist cause.

7 Solomon Northup’s Marriage and kids / On Christmas day of 1829, he married Anne Hampton. / She was a mixed race, African, European, and Native American. / His children are Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. / They owned a farm in Hebron in Washington County, and worked at various jobs. / On Christmas day of 1829, he married Anne Hampton. / She was a mixed race, African, European, and Native American. / His children are Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. / They owned a farm in Hebron in Washington County, and worked at various jobs.

8 His family and education / Solomon’s father Mintus was a freedman who had a slave life. / His master Capt. Henry Northup manumitted Mintus will. / Free color woman lived in Minerva, Essex county. / His dad him and his brother at a level considered high for free blacks / Solomon’s father Mintus was a freedman who had a slave life. / His master Capt. Henry Northup manumitted Mintus will. / Free color woman lived in Minerva, Essex county. / His dad him and his brother at a level considered high for free blacks

9 Here was his long line that was remembered in the book / “This is no fiction, no exaggeration. / If I had failed anything, it has been presenting to the reader too prominently the bright side of the picture / I doubt not hundreds, have been as unfortunate as myself; that hundreds of free citizens have been kidnapped and sold into slavery. / And are at this moment wearing out their lives on plantations.” / “This is no fiction, no exaggeration. / If I had failed anything, it has been presenting to the reader too prominently the bright side of the picture / I doubt not hundreds, have been as unfortunate as myself; that hundreds of free citizens have been kidnapped and sold into slavery. / And are at this moment wearing out their lives on plantations.”

10 The death of Solomon Northup / He died in / Solomon Northup’s memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19 century. / Another annotated version was published in / Then they made a movie about him from his book. / He died in / Solomon Northup’s memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19 century. / Another annotated version was published in / Then they made a movie about him from his book.


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