The Unbelievable Story of The Slave Who Mailed Himself To Freedom

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The life of Henry “Box” Brown is so notable because he was an Antebellum-Era Virginia plantation slave who managed to mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box. The big question here is: how did he do it? Easy! He had the help of abolitionists on both ends of his journey. However, his story does not end there. What did Henry “Box” Brown do once he reached freedom? He spoke out against the institution of slavery, worked as a magician, and lived a very interesting life. Among other Henry “Box” Brown facts are his marriage to a white Englishwoman as well as the fact that Frederick Douglass didn’t like him.

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