Henry Box Brown
Henry Box Brown was active/lived in Virginia. Henry Brown is known for panorama-slavery theme.
Biography Henry Box Brown
Box Brown was born a slave Louisa County, Virginia, in 1815 (some say
1816). He married a local slave, but in 1849 his wife and children were
sold to a plantation owner in North Carolina.
Brown decided to escape and with the help of a sympathetic tobacconist,
he arranged to be sent in a box to James McKim, an anti-slavery
campaigner in Pennsylvania and a member of the Underground Railroad.
(Hence the name Henry Box).
Brown survived the journey and as
well as becoming a well-known speaker for the Anti-Slavery Society, he
wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown
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