Chiwetel ejiofor plays solomon northup, a free black man in upstate new york who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and won his freedom 12 years later the film 12 years a slave is an adaptation of northup's 1853 memoir. 12 years a slave october 18, 2013 a movie based on the true story of solomon northup, a free man who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery, portrays the complex relationships between slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, and religion.
Solomon northup, author of twelve years a slave, wrote a harrowing account of being kidnapped into slavery in the 1840s african american history slavery & abolition key events important historical figures civil rights segregation & jim crow the black freedom struggle american history african history “12 years a slave,” by british.
Set to come out in october 2013, brad pitt and chiwetel ejiofor star in a movie “12 years a slave” directed by steve mcqueen based on solomon northup’s slave narrative solomon northup’s slave narrative, twelve years a slave narrative of a citizen of new-york, solomon northup, kidnapped in washington city in 1841, rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the red river, in louisiana, achieved a remarkable degree of success as an abolitionist indictment against slavery. Solomon northup was a free black resident of new york state who was drugged on a trip to washington, dc, in the spring of 1841 and sold to a slave dealer beaten and chained, he was transported by ship to a new orleans slave market and suffered more than a decade of servitude on louisiana plantations. Twelve years a slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by american solomon northup as told to and edited by david wilson northup, a black man who was born free in new york state, details his being tricked to go to washington, dc, where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south.
The narrative twelve years a slave is a mesmerizing memoir of the life of solomon northup born free and illegally kidnapped, he spends 12 years in slavery before achieving his freedom biography.
12 years a slave: the true story of solomon northup save a drawing of solomon northup, and chiwetel ejiofor, who plays him in 12 years a slave credit: jaap buitendijk. While there, northup worked for some of the hotels in that resort community, and also helped build a railroad that served saratoga in 1841, northup was lured to the south and sold as a slave after nearly 12 years, he was rescued, and returned to his family his book, twelve years a slave, described his experiences.