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Freedom Seekers Database
If you are a descendant of a Civil War soldier or sailor who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army or Navy, ensure that his name is included in the National Park Service's Network to Freedom "Freedom Seekers" Database.
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March 2, 2014
12 Years a Slave, the historical drama based on the memoir by Solomon Northup won the Academy Award for best picture.
Born in July 1808 in Minerva, New York, Solomon Northup grew up a free man, working as a farmer and violinist while having a family. He was lured south and kidnapped in 1841 and enslaved for more than a decade, enduring horribly violent conditions. Northup was freed in 1853 with help from colleagues and friends. His experiences are the subject of the book and film 12 Years a Slave.
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