This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time ... See full summary »

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Rhetta Greene ...
Jenny
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This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time musician. One day he is approached by some men who want him to play for them. However, that is not their intention; they have kidnapped him and sold him into slavery. Now he has to endure the hardships that he has been spared because of his status as a freeman. And his family who don't know what happened to him is searching for him but where do they go? And Solomon also wishes to let them know where he is so that they could get him but unfortunately no one believes his story or is willing to help him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Outstanding, use with my 8th graded US History Class.
24 July 1999 | by (Cape Coral, Florida) – See all my reviews

Have used film until warn out. Students get hooked on the film. Provides an excellent example of life of an American black slave and plantation life. Very strong story line.


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