New York Times® and USA Today® Best Seller
9 Academy Award® Nominations 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 – reached upon the library shelf of a planation home and discovered a dusty copy of the book that 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 e-book and audiobook sales to carefully selected organizations. Further, Mr. Gossett is donating performance royalties earned from audiobook sales to his non-profit organization. Read more.