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Louis Gossett, Jr. on "12 Years a Slave" (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-22

Duration: 00:06:35

Subjects: Gossett, Louis, 1936- | Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? | Slavery | BOOKS | Eakin, Sue L. | Eakin, Frank


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Eakin, Frank Interviewee
  • Gossett, Louis, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the November 22, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Tika Laudun’s interview with Frank Eakin on the work of his late mother, Dr. Sue Eakin, in publishing the definitive version of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, “12 Years a Slave.” She also talks to Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., the audiobook narrator for “12 Years a Slave,” about the book and the emotional strain of recording Solomon Northup’s journey. Host: Shauna Sanford