UCLA faculty experts advisory: '12 Years a Slave' explores slavery in America

The film "12 Years a Slave," which opens Oct. 18, tells the true story of a free African-American man who was snatched off the streets of Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. UCLA has an expert who can comment on how the film portrays the historical period and the experience of slavery.
 
Brenda Stevenson, a professor of history, is an expert on the slave era in the United States and the African-American experience in antebellum America. She has seen a preview of the film.
 
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Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 

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