New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
“12 Years A Slave”
Located in the Faubourg Marigny, from the corner of Esplanade Ave. and Chartres St., is the former site of Theophilus Freeman's notorious slave pen (demolished after the Civil War) where Solomon Northup, a free man of color from New York, was sold into slavery in 1841. Northup's story is chronicled in his 1853 memoir "12 Years a Slave" and in the award winning movie by the same name.
Erected by The Afro-Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Location. 29° 57.764′ N, 90° 3.539′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Esplanade Avenue near Chartres Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade (a few steps from this marker); Denis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bringier – Barnett House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lamothe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fauboug Marigny (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gauche House (about 500 feet away); United States Mint (about 600 feet away); Dominique Bouligny House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. New Orleans Slave Trade
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 253 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2017.