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Classroom dedicated to Solomon Northup

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - LSU Alexandria is memorializing Solomon Northup by dedicating a classroom at the college to him. 

The lecture hall 145 in the Multi-purpose Academic Center was dedicated Thursday as the "Solomon Northup Lecture Hall." A plaque will be displayed on the wall detailing his story.

University leaders want to ensure future generations won't forget what happened to Northup, who was a free black man sold into slavery for 12 years.

"The man lost 12 years of his life; we can't restore that," says Jerry Sanson, professor of history at LSUA. "But we can at least recognize that it happened and give him the honor that he deserves for that."



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