02/27/2014 01:16 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2014

'12 Years A Slave': Solomon Northup's Descendants Gather For THR Photo Shoot, Reflect On His Legacy

The Hollywood Reporter

It's one of the most visceral depictions of American slavery ever committed to the screen. But it's the fact that 12 Years a Slave is based on the real-life events of Solomon Northup's kidnapping and eventual escape that makes the film truly powerful -- especially for his descendants.

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