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"In December 1848, a young enslaved couple named Ellen and William Craft set out on a journey of self-emancipation like no other. They traveled openly by rail, coach, and steamship from Macon, Georgia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They could do this because Ellen, who passed for white, disguised herself as a wealthy disabled man, with William as 'his' slave. The boldness of their carefully planned escape from slavery would be exceeded only by its...
IL: LG - BL: 3.2 - AR Pts: 1
Describes the escape from slavery of a married couple who fled from Georgia to Philadelphia by pretending to be master and slave
IL: MG - BL: 7.6 - AR Pts: 4
Chronicles the 1848 journey to freedom of two Georgia slaves, first to Philadelphia, then on to Boston pursued by slave hunters, and finally 5000 miles across the ocean to England
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