Henry Box Brown PORTRAYED BY KEITH HENLEY

Henry Box Brown was a Virginia Slave who was forced to work in a Virginia plantation, but when his wife and children were sold to the owner of a South Carolina plantation owner he began to devise a way to escape to freedom. With the help of James C. A. Smith, a local shop keep and a member of the Philadelphia Abolitionist he mailed himself in a crate traveling from Richmond, VA to Philadelphia PA. The trip was a success, but was a great hardship as the journey lasted twenty seven hours. Once in Philadelphia he became a noted abolitionist and eventually a showman. His showmanship brought censure upon him by Frederick Douglas and other abolitionists, as they that in going public about his method of escape, he denied others the ability to use the same method. Themes addressed in this program are: Overcoming the Odds, Determination vs Bondage and Faith

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