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Solomon Northup

Local tale of slavery finds national spotlight

Chiwetel Ejofor stars as Solomon Northup in "12 Years A Slave."
Chiwetel Ejofor stars as Solomon Northup in "12 Years A Slave."
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There’s plenty of Oscar buzz for the new movie “12 Years a Slave,” and if the film is as good as expected, Underground Railroad sites in the Northeast might see an increase in their attendance figures next summer. Mary Liz Stewart, co-director of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region with her husband, Paul, said the saga of Saratoga Springs resident Solomon Northup, his abduction into slavery in 1841 and subsequent return to ...

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