Slavery and California

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UCLA is in possession of the first edition print of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir that describes how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The book, of course, is the basis for this year’s Oscar-winning best picture, 12 Years a Slave. The renewed interest in Northup’s work prompted UCLA's Brenda Stevenson to revisit California’s history of slavery, something most Californians know little about.

Credits

Guest:
Brenda Stevenson - University of California, Los Angeles / Stanford University - @uclahist

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott