Steve McQueen partners with anti-slavery organization.
by Maria Mooney
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It is only fitting and incredibly admirable that the director of the Oscar nominated “12 Years A Slave”, Steve McQueen, has announced his ambassadorship with the historic anti-slavery organization, Anti-Slavery International. The organization, setup in 1839, works at local, national and international levels to eradicate all forms of slavery from the modern world.

In a statement referring to the main character in “12 Years A Slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was taken against his will and sold into slavery, Mcqueen said, “Right now, there are Solomon Northups in every region of the world who have been taken away from their families and placed in slavery. I hope that, 150 years from now, a film will not be made about our ambivalence to slavery. We have to do something about it.”

Solomon Northrup’s story is sadly a true account of an embarassing and deviant era in American history, but slavery across the globe still exists in many forms today. McQueen is urging that Northrup’s compelling story be added to school curriculums everywhere.

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