- Why did Henry "Box" Brown write “right side up with care” on the side of the box?
- How does the image of the box refute the notion that people who traveled on the Underground Railroad did so under the cover of darkness?
- Explain the significance of Brown singing the song after he emerged from the box? What is the song about? Who does he give credit for his escape to?
Brown, Henry, "Engraving of the Box in Which Henry Box Brown Escaped from Slavery in Richmond, Va. Song," Boston, 1850. Courtesy of Library of Congress