Henry Box Brown

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Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown was a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom at the age 33 by arranging to have himself mailed in a wooden crate in 1849 to Philadelphia, Pennsyslvania abolitionists.

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On March 23, 1849, Brown was nailed into a crate 2-feet wide, 3-feet long and 2 ½-feet deep.Brown remained in the box for 27 hours, traveling a distance of 350 miles.

1816-1889

Henry Box Brown

Resourceshttp://www.pbs.org/black-culture/shows/list/underground-railroad/stories-freedom/henry-box-brown/


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