Monday Mar 3
Oscar Winner 12 Years A Slave has Local History
State history won big at the Oscar's last night. 12 Years A Slave , a movie about a kidnapped NYS African American resident, won Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley.
Daily Press & Argus
Solomon Northup's descendants proud of their history
Born a free man in upstate New York - then later kidnapped and sold into slavery - Solomon Northup's story, now a film, is not just entertainment for his Rochester-native descendants.
Albany Times Union
Solomon Northrup was born in my hometown
Here's a little-known fact that I think the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce should be doing more to play up: Solomon Northrup, whose story is the subject of the Golden Globe-nominated "Twelve Years A Slave," was born in what was then the town of Schroon Lake, but would later be called Minerva.