Solomon and his fellow slaves must endure the cruel whims of cotton planter Edwin Epps. Powerful memoir that inspired Steve McQueen's Oscar-nominated film. Read by Rhashan Stone.
Extract from the powerful memoir which inspired Steve McQueen's Oscar nominated film of the same title.
In this episode, Solomon describes the harsh realities of life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation.
Solomon Northup's eloquent first-hand account of slavery was published in 1853 – eight years before the American Civil War and twelve years before the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1865.
Reader: Rhashan Stone
Abridger: Robin Brooks
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron