“Solomon Northup Twelve Years A Slave” presentation by Paul. R. McCarty, Fort Edward Town Historian

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The Monday Night Book club hosted a presentation of the book titled “Solomon  Northup Twelve Years A Slave”  by  our Town Historian, Paul. R. McCarty on Monday evening February 24th @ 7 p.m. at the Fort Edward Free Library.  Mr. McCarty talked of Solomon Northup being born a free African American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Northup lived in Washington County for part of his life and was married on Christmas Day, 1829, in Fort Edward.  Refreshments were available immediately following the program.  Thank You to the Monday Night Book Club and to Mr. McCarty for a very informative and well attended program.    Mrs. Plude/ Director

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