Better late than never, we guess!
This week, The New York Times was informed about a mistake they had made regarding Solomon Northup, the man whose life story is told in 12 Years A Slave.
But their error wasn’t one that was printed recently. Hardly.
This mistake was made back in 1853!
161 years before the tale of his traumatic ordeal went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture, Mr. Northup was featured in an article in the NYT. And the paper misspelled his name!
A reader named Rebecca Skloot happened to find the typos while browsing the Times’ archives. After pointing it out to them, they printed this correction: