Parker is one of Solomon’s old friends from New York. He is one of the men that Bass writes to in an attempt to rescue Solomon from slavery and restore him to freedom. Parker and his business partner, William Perry, receive the letter and forward it on to Solomon’s family, setting the ball in motion for Solomon’s rescue.
Cephas Parker Character Timeline in 12 Years a Slave
The timeline below shows where the character Cephas Parker appears in 12 Years a Slave. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...States Hotel. During this time, Solomon forms a close relationship with two shop owners, Cephas Parker and William Perry. Solomon then interjects, noting that these two men later proved instrumental in... (full context)