Solomon Northup: An Educated And Free Black Man

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The story begins in 1841, the main character is violinist Solomon Northup – an educated and free black man, has a happy family with his wife and two children in New York. One day, he was approached and asked by two white men to join them to play the violin with high salary. Solomon happily accepts the invitation without knowing that it is the beginning of the most miserable years of his life. After a night of drinking alcohol with these men, Solomon wakes up in a strange room filled with straw, and his limbs are tied. In that time, he realizes that he is sold into slavery. Along with other black people, Solomon is taken to New Orleans to be sold as a commodity. During that time, Solomon meets good people like the first owner, Ford; a kind white
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