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Local groups expect ‘12 Years’ spotlight

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave."
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave."
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A previous version of this story incorrectly listed Solomon Northup’s hometown. According to Northup’s biography, “12 Years a Slave,” he was born in Minerva, in Essex County. CAPITAL REGION — The film “12 Years a Slave” won big at the Oscars, so fresh eyes will likely be trained on the Capital Region, where its main character was raised. Community leaders said they hope the interest will offer opportunities to educate the public. Based on Solomon ...

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