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Henry Box Brown

Born: 1815
Birthplace: Louisa County, VA
Died: c. 1879
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former slave, escaped via crate

Escaped slavery in 1849 by having friends seal him in a box, which was then mailed parcel post to abolitionist J. Miller McKim.

Wife: Nancy

Author of books:
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1851, memoir)

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