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A right-thinking Canadian helps Solomon regain his freedom and return to his family in the north. Final extract from the memoir that inspired Steve McQueen's Oscar-nominated film.

Final extract from the powerful memoir which inspired Steve McQueen's Oscar nominated film of the same title.

In this episode we learn how Solomon managed to prove that he was a free man and gained his release from slavery to return home to his family in the north.

Solomon Northup's powerful first-hand account of the degradations and evils 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

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Feb 2019 02:45

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Role Contributor
Reader Rhashan Stone
Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Abridger Robin Brooks
Author Solomon Northup

Broadcasts

  • Fri 28 Feb 2014 09:45
  • Sat 1 Mar 2014 00:30
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 14:45
  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 02:45

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