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    One-Time Slave Pen Now a Museum About the Horrors of Slaveryi
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    February 04, 2014 2:22 AM
    "12 Years a Slave" is based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in 1841. It is also the story of a notorious slave trader, James Birch. In Alexandria, Virginia, Birch would become owner of a slave pen where people were held before being sold as property.

    One-Time Slave Pen Now a Museum About the Horrors of Slavery

    Published February 03, 2014

    "12 Years a Slave" is based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in 1841. It is also the story of a notorious slave trader, James Birch. In Alexandria, Virginia, Birch would become owner of a slave pen where people were held before being sold as property.


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