There aren’t enough words to describe how I felt after watching 12 Years A Slave . The film is based off of the book and true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and put into slavery. Solomon Northup wrote 12 Years A Slave and published it only five months after winning his freedom back from being kidnapped and sold into slavery. When the credits rolled at the end of the film I walked out of the theater speechless and in a deep trance. The acting was phenomenal and tells the ugly truth of slavery. A lot of times the millennial generation forgets about what our ancestors went through so that we can have the lives we live today. Sadly, slavery is still thriving in the world today and the cycle will never break until we face the facts. This film made me appreciative of not having to live in a certain time period, and how far we’ve come as a society and far we still have to go.