- Henry Brown mailed himself from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Why would he want to move from a state with slavery to live in a state without slavery? Why would freedom be important to him?
- Why might the caption read "the resurrection" of Henry Brown?
"The resurrection of Henry Box Brown at Philadelphia, who escaped from Richmond Va. in a bx 3 feet long 2 1/2 ft. deep and 2 ft wide," 1850. Courtesy of Library of Congress