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Save the date. . .

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 21st for the fourteenth annual Solomon Northup Day Celebration of Freedom.  This event was founded by Renee Moore in 1999 to raise awareness of the life of the man who was lured from the corner of Congress Street and Broadway to eventually be sold into slavery in Louisiana.

A renewed interest in this journey through slavery and Mr. Northup’s ultimate return to  his family in upstate New York after twelve long years has been prompted by the star-studded film spearheaded and produced by Brad Pitt  and directed by the highly acclaimed British director, Steve McQueen.  This year’s program will feature guest speakers, fiddlers, as well as the latest news on the new film currently in production.  This event is free and open to the public.  Stay tuned for details!