Solomon Northup

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor arrives at the premiere of Fox Searchlights' '12 Years A Slave' at the Directors Guild on Oct. 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Film ’12 Years a Slave’ Has Ties to Northern Virginia Site

A little-known site that once was a major slave-trading hub on the East Coast has a unique connection with the new movie “12 Years a Slave,” which could spark new interest from visitors and historians.