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"12 Years a Slave": The Real Story (VOA On Assignment Jan. 31, 2014)i
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January 31, 2014 3:54 PM
VOA Correspondent Greg Flakus gives On Assignment's Rebecca Ward the background on Solomon Northup, whose 1853 memoir inspired the Academy Award-nominated film 12 Years a Slave. Greg talks with Rebecca about the memoir and the woman who made it her life's work to prove its authenticity.

"12 Years a Slave": The Real Story (VOA On Assignment Jan. 31, 2014)

Published January 31, 2014

VOA Correspondent Greg Flakus gives On Assignment's Rebecca Ward the background on Solomon Northup, whose 1853 memoir inspired the Academy Award-nominated film 12 Years a Slave. Greg talks with Rebecca about the memoir and the woman who made it her life's work to prove its authenticity.