Courtesy of Library of Congress, The 'Running of Slaves' - The Extraordinary Escape of Henry Box Brown," The Sunbury America, Vol. 9, No. 12, 23 June 1849
The article from The Sunbury American newspaper in Northumberland County (Pennsylvania) focused on the escape by Henry "Box" Brown in 1849. Brown shipped himself in a wooden crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a group of abolitionist who assisted in his journey for independence.
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- Describe the escape of Henry "Box" Brown, and the moments when it appeared that the plan was not going to work.
- Explain how can this document be used as evidence that the Underground Railroad may not have been truly underground.
"The 'Running of Slaves' - The Extraordinary Escape of Henry Box Brown," The Sunbury American, Vol. 9, No. 12, 23 June 1849. Courtesy of Library of Congress