The New York Times Corrects Their 1853 Article on 12 Years a Slave 7 years ago

The New York Times Corrects Their 1853 Article on 12 Years a Slave

The New York Times made a correction to a story they wrote in 1853.

The story chronicled the kidnapping and enslavement of Solomon Northup, the man who's story was told in this year's Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave.

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Rebecca Skloot, a best-selling author, brought the initial error to light when she tweeted a link to the digital copy of the original story earlier this week. 

In the piece Northup's name was misspelled twice, as "Northrop" and "Northrup".

12 Years a Slave won three Academy Awards on Sunday: Best Picture, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role by Lupita Nyong'o.