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Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816-

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    • us: Brown, H. B. (Henry Box), 1815 or 1816-
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    • found: Wilson, Wilmer, IV. Henry "Box" Brown: FOREVER, 2013:t.p. (Henry "Box" Brown) p. 97 (19th century slave who escaped by mailing himself in a wooden crate to freedom in the North)
    • found: Library of Virginia, May 22, 2014(Henry Box Brown; Henry Brown (1815 or 1816-after February 26, 1889); born into slavery in Louisa County; abolitionist and performer)
    • found: Chicago metro news (via America's historical newspapers), July 2, 1983:p. 6 (b. near Richmond, in Louisa County, in the year 1815, later to be known as Henry Box Brown)
    • found: Documenting the American South, May 22, 2014(Henry Box Brown, b. 1816)
    • found: Library of Congress PPOC, May 22, 2014(related names: Brown, Henry Box, 1816-; subject: Brown, Henry "Box")
    • found: LC in RLIN, 5/3/96(hdg.: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816; usage: Henry Box Brown)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, 1996(Brown, Henry "Box"; abolitionist; escaped slavery by shipping himself to Philadelphia via Adams Express in Mar. 1849; removed to England in 1850; b. ca. 1815 at Richmond, Va.)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files(usage: Henry Box Brown; H.B. Brown)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Brown, Henry "Box"; slave narrative author, fugitive slave, abolitionist; born c.1815 in a plantation in Louisa County, Virginia, United States; worked as a slave in tobacco factory in Richmond, Virginia; he have himself nailed into a wooden box and 'conveyed as dry goods' via the Adams Express Company from slavery in Richmond to freedom in Philadelphia, at the Anti-Slavery Committee's office; took the name "Box" to celebrate his new identity as well as his escape; began a career as an abolitionist speaker and entertainer; he was forced to leave the United States with the passage of a stronger fugitive slave law in 1850; skirting the threat of arrest in Providence, Rhode Island, he immediately left for England)
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