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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is offering a closer look at the nine-time Oscar nominated film "12 Years a Slave."
According to the The Freedom Center, the film is largely historically accurate, something that they say "we don't take for granted at a history museum."
With "12 Years a Slave" being up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this weekend, the Freedom Center has a timely exhibit that deeper explores the film's story.
The film and the new exhibit follows Solomon Northrup, a free black man who is abducted and sold in to slavery in the pre-civil war United States. The exhibit features seven stations that give visitors a glimpse of slavery and the role of abolitionists through artifacts from Northrup's life.
A museum official told FOX19's Jessica Brown that one of the more touching pieces at the exhibit is Solomon's ‘Bill of Sale,' the documented transaction of being traded in to slavery.
"I think this spot really highlights how people were treated as property, and I think that's a really emotional part for folks taking the tour," said Freedom Center Coordinator Aissa Johnson.
The self-guided tour is a permanent exhibition now open at the Freedom Center and can be experienced with general museum admission.