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Solomon Northup

About The Author

Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist, a free-born African American from New York. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Washington County, New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician's job and went to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal) but he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave.

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