Creative plan, uncreative post-mailing-himself nickname.
The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

#3. Henry “Box” Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
First, he had a carpenter friend make up a wooden box 3 feet long by 2 feet wide, which the 5-foot-8-inch, 200-pound Brown somehow squeezed himself into as though he was playing some sort of horrifying human Tetris. Then he had two other friends carry the box down to the offices of the Adams Freight Company and have it “conveyed as dried goods” to Philadelphia. Seriously, you read that right. Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom.

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Creative plan, uncreative post-mailing-himself nickname.

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

#3. Henry “Box” Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

First, he had a carpenter friend make up a wooden box 3 feet long by 2 feet wide, which the 5-foot-8-inch, 200-pound Brown somehow squeezed himself into as though he was playing some sort of horrifying human Tetris. Then he had two other friends carry the box down to the offices of the Adams Freight Company and have it “conveyed as dried goods” to Philadelphia. Seriously, you read that right. Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom.

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