The title page of the first British edition of Solomon Northup’s book, “Twelve Years a Slave,” published in 1854.
Title page of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave

Stay here, in the median, or neutral ground, at the intersection of Esplanade and Chartres, to hear more of Solomon Northup’s eyewitness account from his book, Twelve Years a Slave. Listen to Track 5b - First-Person Testimony of Solomon Northup (above).

Next, listen to Track 6. Franklin and Armfield Compound

Directions to Site 6 - FRANKLIN AND ARMFIELD COMPOUND: Turn left and walk one block up Esplanade Avenue, to the corner of Royal Street.