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        The Story of William and Ellen Craft | Georgia Stories

        William and Ellen Craft were slaves from Macon, Georgia who gained celebrity after an adventurous escape from bondage in December 1848. The daughter of an African American woman and her white master, Ellen looked white and was able to dress as a southern slaveholder, while her darker-skinned husband, William, accompanied her by posing as her attentive slave valet. They journeyed by from Macon to Philadelphia , where they earned their freedom.

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