Henry Box Brown

Henry "Box" Brown was born into slavery in Virginia in 1816. In 1848, following his remarkable escape by shipping himself to Philadelphia in a wooden crate, Brown settled in Boston. There he was active in the abolitionist movement.

Henry Box Brown from The Narrative of Henry Box Brown, published 1851.

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