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Winner of 3 Academy Awards® Including Best Picture

"I wish to thank this amazing historian, Sue Eakin, who gave her life's work to preserving Solomon's story”
- Steve McQueen's Academy Awards® acceptance speech for Best Picture

Louis Gossett, Jr.

Audiobook Performed by an Academy Award® and Emmy® Winner

Listen: Introduction and Chapter One Sample

As one of the most respected African-American actors in film, television, stage and voiceover history, Louis Gossett is a triple threat talent with an Emmy® for Roots, an Oscar® for Officer and a Gentleman and a Golden Globe® for The Josephine Baker Story. He is also an humanitarian whose Eracism Foundation is planting the seeds of social tolerance. Read more.

Dr. Sue Eakin

E-Book Based on a Lifetime Project By the Recognized Authority

Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave was lost to history by the early twentieth century, when it could not be located by libraries, stores or catalogues. Then a 12-year-old avid reader in central Louisiana – the future Dr. Sue Eakin – discovered a dusty copy of the book in a plantation home near the property where Solomon Northup had been enslaved, and it would determine her life's path. Read more.

Foundations We Support

A primary mission of our book and audiobook sales program is to continue the civil rights legacy of Dr. Sue Eakin by supporting organizations combatting present-day slavery in its various forms, such as human trafficking and forced child labor. Eakin Films & Publishing and its retail partners are donating a portion of proceeds from audiobook sales to carefully selected organizations. Read more.