“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Solomon Northup

"12 Years A Slave"

Solomon Northup Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2017
1. Solomon Northup Marker
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
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. Touch for directions.
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
Solomon Northup Marker image. Click for full size.
June 24, 2017
2. Solomon Northup Marker
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(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
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2017.

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