Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War
Program category: History
Multicultural- Other
Program length: 60 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 20-200+
Program description: The film 12 Years a Slave told of Solomon Northup’s kidnapping and enslavement before the Civil War, but Northup’s victimization was not an isolated incident. Economics and governmental actions made such crimes profitable, and many citizens, primarily free blacks, were victimized. This presentation will explain how kidnappers could operate with relative ease, and tell about several of the victims included in Fiske's book, Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.40
Notes about the fee: Fee for travel outside Albany, NY area to be worked out with host.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 03/14/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: David Fiske
Phone: 518-577-4997
Mailing address:
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
E-mail address: info@fiskeresearch.com
Website: http://fiskeresearch.com
   
Previous appearances at: New York State Library, Schenectady County Public Library, Saratoga Springs History Museum, Solomon Northup Day, Saratoga Springs, Rensselaerville Festival of Writers
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/06/2017

 

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