TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE: SOLOMON NORTHRUP'S WASHINGTON

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Location: 
Library of Congress
Building: 
James Madison Bldg, Law Library Media Center
Room: 
2nd Floor, Room LM-240
Details: 

The Daniel A.P. Muray African American Culture Association of the Library of Congress presents author, scholar, lecturer,

and historian of the African diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, to talk about the Solomon Northrup story - his drugging and kidnapping

in the District, sale into slavery in the deep south, and eventual return to the District to seek justice.  Those who have

read the book "Twelve Years A Slave" or saw the  Oscar winning movie with the same title, will learn even more

 about slavery in Northrup's Washington (1840's and '50's),  as well as little known facts about his return to the District

 and quest for justice. Gibbs will also discuss the impact of Northup's tragedy on the nation and the struggle for emancipation, justice and equality. 

Cost: 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC