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
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