Changing Landscapes: Along the Solomon Northup Trail
“Changing Landscapes” features stunning landscape photography by Avoyelles parish artist Jan Beauboeuf. The trail traces the path of kidnapped free man of color, Solomon Northup, who lived as a slave in Central Louisiana until his rescue and return to Sarasota, New York, as chronicled in his book, Twelve Years a Slave.
Jan grew up in the rural Bayou Boeuf community near where Solomon spent some of his time in Louisiana. Now in her 80s, Jan Beauboeuf was a professor in Alabama during the civil rights era, where she was surrounded by discriminatory practices which caused her to move west. After returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Beauboeuf connected with the Solomon Northup story, becoming intrigued with Solomon’s struggle to escape his captivity.Read More at Louisiana Old State Capitol
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