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Louisiana Book Festival - 12 Years a Slave (2013)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-02

Duration: 00:23:49

Subjects: Louisiana Book Festival | Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? | Gossett, Louis, 1936- | Eakin, Frank | Slavery


  • Eakin, Frank Speaker
  • Gossett, Louis, Jr. Speaker


A speech by Frank Eakin and Louis Gossett, Jr. on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir “12 Years a Slave” at the Louisiana Book Festival on November 2, 2013. Eakin is the publisher of the book and Gossett, an Academy Award winning actor, is the narrator for the audiobook.