Exploring History
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Exploring History

How a Slave Secured His Freedom Using a Mail Package

The strange and inspiring story of Henry Box Brown

Illustration of Henry Box Brown’s “resurrection” in Philadelphia — image courtesy of Wikimedia

In the days of slavery, it was almost impossible for slaves to get freedom from the masters. But, Henry Box Brown was an exception. Even though Brown was born into slavery, he managed to think of a plan to get freedom — by himself. But what pushed him to try escaping his unfortunate…

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