The Solomon Northup Legacy Screenings Part 2: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey

  • January 27, 2019
  • 8 Exchange Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • P: 3152536669

Based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave, the film relates the story of Solomon Northup, a black freedman who, in 1841, was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and sold into slavery. Avery Brooks stars as Northup, who spent a dozen years in servitude in Louisiana before managing his escape. Northup’s own written words bespeak a rebellious spirit not far removed from the firebrand freedom fighters of the ’60s. Curiously, director Parks downplays this in favor of sentimentality. Q & A right after the film, with a descendant of Solomon Northup, Melissa Howell. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to the installation of the Derby & Miller Historical Marker that was dedicated in July 2018.

  • Presented By: Auburn Public Theater
  • Dates: January 27, 2019
  • Location: Auburn Public Theater
  • Address: 8 Exchange Street
  • Phone: 3152536669
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Price: Ticket Price Includes Q & A with Northup descendants directly after the movie: $10
The Solomon Northup Legacy Screenings Part 2: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey
  • 8 Exchange Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • January 27, 2019
  • Auburn Public Theater
  • Ticket Price Includes Q & A with Northup descendants directly after the movie: $10

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