Twelve Years a Slave Characters

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Solomon Northup

A free black man born in the state of New York in July 1808, Solomon Northup is a kind, respected, and faithful man who seeks to find his way in the world. He is married to a free woman named Anne, and they have three children together by the names of Elizabeth, Alonzo, and Margaret. Solomon endeavors to support his family through industrious hard work, which he does successfully. He also has the ability to play the violin very well, and can read and write which is something that not even all white people at that time have the ability to do. While looking for work, Solomon’s talents as a violinist are seized upon by kidnappers, who ultimately bring Solomon to Washington, D.C., where he is delivered into the hands of slave trader James Burch. Burch then sells Solomon south, where Solomon is ultimately purchased by...

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