Dating sites in saratoga

09-Aug-2016 23:11

To date, his burial site has not been identified and it is not known whether or not he was killed, re-captured, or died of natural causes.

In 1999, in recognition of his life’s work, his ordeal and that of other African-Americans, native Saratogian, Renee Moore, founded “Solomon Northup Day – A Celebration of Freedom”.

Solomon was abducted in 1841, held in a slave pen in Washington, DC, and sold into slavery in Louisiana for 12 years.

Through the efforts of Canadian, Samuel Bass, both black and white citizens of Saratoga, Hudson Falls (Sandy Hill) and Louisiana were instrumental in restoring his freedom in 1853. Northup published his autobiography, entitled Twelve Years a Slave, in 1853 (still in print and widely read). Northup sought to bring his captors to trial, they were never prosecuted and he mysteriously disappeared.

Northup descendants from four states have attended the event over the years including, matriarch Victoria Northup Linzy Dunham (a California resident) who lived to age 98.

In 2013, the Solomon Northup Day celebration was moved to Skidmore College and is now presented by the Office of Special Programs.

In July 1808 Solomon Northup, an accomplished violinist and inventor, was born a free man in Minerva, New York. Northup lived and worked in Saratoga Springs with his family for part of his life.

He worked at the landmark Grand Union Hotel as well as other hotels as a cabbie and violinist.

People come to Saratoga Springs in the Hudson Valley for several reasons: the healing mineral springs, thoroughbred horse racing, the area's rich history and Skidmore College.

This historical and educational community event received recognition by the Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project in 2000.

In 2013, the Solomon Northup Day celebration was moved to Skidmore College and is now presented by the Office of Special Programs.In July 1808 Solomon Northup, an accomplished violinist and inventor, was born a free man in Minerva, New York. Northup lived and worked in Saratoga Springs with his family for part of his life.He worked at the landmark Grand Union Hotel as well as other hotels as a cabbie and violinist.People come to Saratoga Springs in the Hudson Valley for several reasons: the healing mineral springs, thoroughbred horse racing, the area's rich history and Skidmore College.This historical and educational community event received recognition by the Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project in 2000.An historical marker was placed by the City of Saratoga Springs on Broadway at the side entrance of the Visitor Center marking the point of abduction.