Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

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Ellen Craft and William Craft were slaves from Macon, Georgia who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. She posed as a white male planter and he as her personal servant. Their daring escape was widely publicized, making them among the most famous of fugitive slaves.William Craft, Ellen Craft ... We were married, and prayed and toiled on till December, 1848, at which time (as I have stated) a plan suggested itself ... it was first thought of we were free from the horrible trammels of slavery, and glorifying God who had brought us safely out ... Knowing that slaveholders have the privilege of taking their slaves to any part of the country they think proper, it occurred to me that, anbsp;...

Title:Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
Author:William Craft, Ellen Craft
Publisher:Start Publishing LLC - 2012-12-28


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