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Solomon Northup Gained His Freedom Today In History. Meet His Real-Life Descendants (Video)

Solomon Northup Gained His Freedom Today In History. Meet His Real-Life Descendants (Video)

Solomon Northup, whose years in slavery are the subject of Steve McQueen’s acclaimed drama 12 Years A Slave (currently in theaters), gained his freedom today in history, January 31853.

In celebration, the film’s distributor, Fox Searchlight, has released a new featurette, inviting you to meet Northup’s many real-life descendants.

Watch the featurette below:

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