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Speaker or author: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Narrative regarding one man's daring escape from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia and freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 933 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1849

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; liberty; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: box; crate; freedom; liberty; mailing; Post

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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