Author to discuss Solomon Northup

T he story of an local African American man who was sold into slavery in the mid 19th century will be told Sunday afternoon at the Pember Museum.
“Rescued from Slavery: The Story of Solomon Northup,” will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. The one-hour program, led by author and historian David Fiske, will include a lecture and slide presentation on Northup.
Northup, who owned a farm in Hebron and lived in Fort Edward and Kingsbury, was born a free man but in 1841 was lured from home and sold into slavery. For the next 12 years Northup was a slave on various plantations in Louisiana.
Eventually Northup enlisted the help of a Canadian who helped spread word of his plight and with the help of New York Governor Washington Hunt, Northup was freed on Jan. 3, 1853 and returned to his family in New York.
Shortly after regaining his freedom, Northup wrote “12 Years a Slave.” He also lectured on behalf of the abolitionist movement.
Northup’s memoir was adapted and produced as the 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, and won the academy award for best picture in 2014.
Fiske is co-author of “Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.” He lives in Ballston Spa.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Railroaders roll over Horde, 55-12

white football4

By Matthew Saari An age-old rivalry was revived Friday night when the Whitehall football team traveled to neighboring Granville for […]

Hampton native, wife travel world

Ethan Atwood1

By Matthew Saari When the Whitehall Times last spoke with Hampton native Ethan Atwood, a Whitehall High School graduate, he […]

McEachron ‘made the world a better place’

mceachron

By Keith Harrington Before Wednesday night’s game against Warrensburg under the lights, the scoreboard at Granville’s field hockey field was […]

Brooks resigns from fire company

WVFC Fire House

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company may have just lost their president. Mayor Phil Smith opened Tuesday’s village […]

Weekender – 10/13/17

Weekender 10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/13/17

Lakes_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 10/13/17

FreePress_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 10/13/17

Northshire_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 10/13/17

518 Wheels 10-9-17.pdf-web.pdf

Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

GranvilleWhitehall

By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will […]

Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

act 46

By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted […]

Braymer monument to get facelift

20171010_105317 cmyk

By Krystle S. Morey It was during a quiet family hike when Dan Williams realized the poor shape the Braymer […]