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The New York Times Issued A Correction To Its 161-Year-Old Story On "12 Years A Slave"

In 1853, the New York Times misspelled the last name of Solomon Northup, whose memoir was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie, 12 Years a Slave.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:35 p.m. ET

Posted on March 4, 2014, at 1:34 p.m. ET

On Tuesday, March 4, the New York Times issued this correction for an article it published on Jan. 20, 1853.

Read the original New York Times article on Solomon Northup here.

The film adaptation of 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards.

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