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Lupita Nyong'o seeks US slave-trade preservation

'12 Years a Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o adds her social media clout vs. US slave-trade park
Steve Szkotak, The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - "Twelve Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the centre of Richmond, Virginia's thriving slave-trading centre.

Nyong'o has been posting anti-stadium opinions on social media to her millions of followers. She also has personally appealed to Mayor Dwight C. Jones to withdraw support for the stadium that is the centerpiece of an economic development project.

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