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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.

  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (December 28, 2012)
  • Length: 63 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781625585325