TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE: SOLOMON NORTHRUP'S WASHINGTON
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.