Friday, January 16, 2015

Re-Enactor to Play 12 Years a Slave's Solomon Northrup in East Greenbush

On Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2pm - Clifford Oliver Mealy, a historic re-enactor, will portray Solomon Northrup in a living history presentation at the East Greenbush Library as part of Black History Month.

Solomon was a farmer, violinist, and free born African American who lived in the Saratoga area. He was lured off to Washington D.C. with the promise of a musician's job. Solomon was promptly kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. The film "12 Years a Slave" was based on an autobiography written by Northrup after he regained his freedom in 1853. He later became a lecturer for the Abolitionist movement.

Please join us in remembering Black History month and bring the family.

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