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        Essay: Henry "Box" Brown

        This essay derived from the program, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, will introduce students to the concepts of courage and creativity, utilized during this movement in the pursuit of freedom. Separated from his family, Henry "Box" Brown became determined to escape slavery. Enlisting the help of friends, Brown arranged to be shipped in a small box to the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society. Although his voyage was rough, he remained determined to succeed. Henry "Box" Brown's escape to freedom became a well known story and inspiration to others. It also became the basis for his act as a performer in the free world.


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