The Virginia Slave Who Mailed Himself To Freedom

The daring and risky escape of Henry Brown

The Resurrection of Henry Box Brown; Source: The Public Domain Review

HHenry “Box" Brown was born into slavery in 1816 on a plantation in Louisa County, Virginia. After the farmer that owned his family died, Brown was separated from his parents and siblings. At the age of 15, he was sent to work in a tobacco factory in Richmond.

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Yewande Ade

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