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 Henry Box Brown  (1816 - )

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Lived/Active: Virginia      Known for: panorama-slavery theme

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Henry 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.

Soon afterwards 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 jo (showing 500 of 1216 characters).

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