12 Years A Slave

Hello IYBC,
 
I hope you have enjoyed reading “Twelve Years A Slave” as much as I have.
 
Is this just another book about slavery because it is Black History Month?
 
Why did it take a Black Man born free in the North, then he was kidnapped and enslaved
for twelve years, to convinced people slavery really existed?
 
Did the South really had people in the North convinced even though we were enslaved
we were treated with TLC???
 
Why do you think think this book is being made into a movie, which comes out Dec 2012??
 
If you want to know the answers to these questions and many others, Theodore Tutson
will guide us on a journey of “Diverse Dialogue With Passion” on 16 Feb 2012 at 6:30pm
at the Augusta Richmond County Library 823 Telfair St,  Augutsa GA 30901
 
Family and friends are always welcome.
 
IYBC I thank you in advance for your support and commitment.
 
                                                                  Leasher
                                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sent: Friday, February 3, 2012 1:25 PM
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Good point, at the bottom of the first page of Twelve Years a Slave titled “Introduction to the Dover Edition” by Philip S. Foner. It states the Kidnapping of free Negros and their sale into slavery was not uncommon, especially as the prices of slaves mounted  in the decades following the legal closing of the African slave trade.” That being stated I am incline to believe that once MR Merrill Brown & Abram Hamilton turned MR Northup over to that slave processing/holding house they went to get find more. I feel that the money the generate with these acts was that good. I would like some of the other members thoughts on this matter.
 
           
                                                                                    Ted
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Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:40 AM
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Hello IYBC,
 
Theodore from your comment, are there any facts in the history of theslave trade that support your comments that “hundredths if not thousands” of
Black people born free in the North have been kidnapped and sold into
slavery in the South?  Solomon Northrup did appear live his life guarded or in
fear that he could be kidnapped and sold into slavery. I am curious to know
that where he lived it was not issue, but maybe for other parts of the North.
 
 
                                                      Leasher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:11 PM
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IYBC Members
 
How do you feel about the fact of MR Northup being sold into bondage? He was sold into a system that to this day I never knew had it occurred. This was a system that resulted in hundredths if not thousands of black Americans being placed into bondage. Thank about the network it took to move people from different parts of the north to different parts of the south. To say to this date we never knew, is this the rest of the story?
 
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:46 PM
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Hello IYBC
 
“Discredit” is a “key” word, indirectly linked to “truth”. Slave owners in the South
did not want the North to know really know how inhumane Black people who were enslaved
treated, they were more interested in personifying a agenda of “southern love” but
that only pertain to white people in the south.
 
Testimony: a rhetorical term for a persons account of a event of affairs.
Brief        : is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is
                 presented to a court arguing why the party to  a case should prevail.
 
In my opinion “Twelve Years A Slave” is really a legal document. Solomon Northrup
knew he had to present the book in this manner, he wrote this book; a man that is Black
not a slave.  He was raised as a free Black Man so that is who he is first, I can imagine
White slave owners regretting capturing and enslaving him, because now the truth is out.
 
Tonya I agree with you, in retrospect Slaves were only considered 3/5 of a human, why did
the South even claim to mention that mistreatment was punishable under law?
 
Theodore, If Solomon Northrup was born and raised as a slave in the south, no one would have
believed him, but since he was a free man born in the North, the benefit of doubt was given.
I concur with you totally, his formal education was the “voice” as he testified and witnessed
and “PROVED” with out a shadow of doubt, this is exactly a true account of my life when
I was captured and enslaved for twelve years. 
    
                                                          Leasher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:03 PM
Subject: RE: “Twelve Years A Slave” Febraury IYBC selection

 

Hello IYBC,
 
One reason could have been that Solomon had more education and was able to express himself more clearly, but the other books that have been discredited may have been due to third party knowledge.  This is a personal account that is coming directly from him not from someone who said that Solomon told them.  I think that many times when the issue of slavery came up and people tried to describe what they went through, no one really wanted to face the fact of how bad slavery really was for whatever reason.  Slave owners still had laws that they too were suppose to follow even though they did not abide by them all the time.  Several times in the book they mentioned that mistreating slaves were offenses that were punishable by law so many times they covered up what they were doing or justified the treatment by means of a lie (he was stealing, tried to runaway, etc…)
 
Just my thoughts!

Tonya R. Burdette
Executive Administration Manager
866 Myrick St. Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Office / Fax:  (706) 437-1470
 
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18
 
 

 

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:16:40 -0800
From: theodoretutson@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: “Twelve Years A Slave” Febraury IYBC selection
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I hope to measure up to the introduction given by Ms Robinson. I found the reading of the life of MR Solomon Northup in “Twelve Years A Slave” to be an enjoyable and educational read. I have one question for dealing with the first few chapters of this book. It seems a great deal of effort was put into discrediting other writing about the slavery era. MR Northup book was found to be true and on point, many other books were discredited for a number of other reasons. IYBC, what are your thoughts on this issue? After reading “Twelve Years A Slave,” I feel the primary difference may be MR Northup had a greater ability to express himself (more formal education) were as other writers did not have this ability.
Thanks
Theodore Tutson
 

 
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Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:39 PM
Subject: “Twelve Years A Slave” Febraury IYBC selection

 

Hello IYBC,
 
“Twelve Years A Slave” will be presented by Theodore Tutson
on 16 February 2012 at 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Library
823 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901 on the 3rd floor.
Please allow me to correct myself, on the closing blog “Twelve Gates To The City”
I typed 15 February 2012 which is the wrong date, I apologize for the confusion.
 
IYBC February is Black History Month, so this book  resonates with the
occasion, Theodore this is a excellent selection, I know you will bring
honor and respect to “Twelve Years A Slave” as you  narrate on his life.
This Black man a free man, he did not know what it felt liked to be enslaved
until he was kidnapped by White men, who made a profit from doing this.
 
I wonder if this book will highlight on the the difference on the attitude
of a black man born free, verses one that is born into slavery?
 
We know that Jim Crow Laws existed in the South after Slavery,
but did James Crow Laws exist in the North during slavery?
 
I  am curious to know if the White men who captured Solomon Northrup
had any help from Black people?
 
I can only assume that Solomon Northrup was unaware that this could
happen to him and others that at given moment they could be abducted
and sold into slavery at any given moment.
 
I am more than sure that this book will ask the question, do we take freedom
for granted? how do we relate to the horrors of slavery, we just like Solomon Northrup
were born free, clueless to the inhumane tortures of being chained and whipped.
Black poeple were not allowed to think, read, feel, or even have a opinion.
 
I believe that after reading this book, we will realize that everyday is Black History Month.
 
Please show your support as we honor the month that has been set aside
for Black people to reflect,celebrate as a free race of people in the USA
as Theodore gives us one more reason to be thankful. I thank you in advance
as you journey with us on 16 February 2012 at 6:30pm at the main Library 3rd floor
 
Please blog a comment and views about some of these questions
 
IYBC Theodore will bring some clarity to these questions and also bring
forth other perspectives and views on this “exquisite” read. Theodore has
already stated he has been re-educated on what he thought he knew about slavery
after reading this book, I look forward to the same experience.
                                           Leasher                                              

 

 

 

 

 Hello IYBC,
 
I hope you have enjoyed reading “Twelve Years A Slave” as much as I have.
 
Is this just another book about slavery because it is Black History Month?
 
Why did it take a Black Man born free in the North, then he was kidnapped and enslaved
for twelve years, to convinced people slavery really existed?
 
Did the South really had people in the North convinced even though we were enslaved
we were treated with TLC???
 
Why do you think think this book is being made into a movie, which comes out Dec 2012??
 
If you want to know the answers to these questions and many others, Theodore Tutson
will guide us on a journey of “Diverse Dialogue With Passion” on 16 Feb 2012 at 6:30pm
at the Augusta Richmond County Library 823 Telfair St,  Augutsa GA 30901
 
Family and friends are always welcome.
 
IYBC I thank you in advance for your support and commitment.
 
                                                                  Leasher

 

 

 

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One Response to 12 Years A Slave

  1. Hello IYBC,
    I truly enjoyed the book. I learned so many things that I did not know about slavery that made me do some research to dig deeper into the subject. I will not be able to attend the meeting tonight due to my daughter being ill. I apologize for not being able to share in the discussion as I know that it will be real Diverse Dialogue with Passion.

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