NY Times finally corrects `12 Years A Slave` article after 161 years

ANI| Updated: Mar 05, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Washington: The New York Times has finally corrected their article about ` 12 Years A Slave` that they had published on January 20, 1853.

The article, which was about the story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, had spelled Northup`s name wrong, in two different ways, reportedly.

The name appeared as `Northrop` in the body of the article and as `Northrup` in the headline.

As the Oscars focused attention on Steve McQueen `s award winning film of the same name about the memoir, a Twitter user discovered the article from the publication`s archive and brought the error into light.

The film has won the award for `Best Picture` in the recent 86th Annual Academy Awards.