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


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