main content starts hereMHS students learn about the history of slavery from Union College professor

| December 22, 2015

Mohonasen High School welcomed Union College Professor of Political Science, Clifford Brown, Ph.D. into the classroom on Friday, Dec. 18 as students learned about the history of slavery in the United States.

Students viewed the critically acclaimed film, “12 Years a Slave,” before Brown presented on the realities of slavery and the life of Solomon Northup, the American abolitionist whose memoir inspired the film. Brown co-authored the biography “Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of Twelve Years a Slave” in 2013 and has received awards for its harrowing and honest account of Northup’s experiences.

The event was sponsored by Mohonasen High School Peers for Peace and included students from U.S. History classes, Study Circles, National Honor Society and History Club.