Henry Box Brown


Born
in Louisa County, Virginia, The United States
January 01, 1815

Died
January 01, 1879

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Henry Brown was a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a wooden crate.

As a free man, Brown lectured across New England on the evils of slavery and participated in the publication of the Narrative of Henry Box Brown (1849). In 1850, a moving panorama, Henry Box Brown's Mirror of Slavery, opened in Boston.

That same year, Brown, worried that he might be re-enslaved, moved to England, where he re-married, lectured, presented his panorama, and performed as a hypnotist.

In 1875, he returned to the United States with his wife and daughter Annie and performed as a magician.

The date and location of his death are unknown. A newspaper reports a February 26, 1889 perfor
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The Narrative of the Life o...

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