Story of escape from slavery on display- AP


The Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston has acquired an 1860 first-edition copy of the pre-eminent slave narrative “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom” and will host an unveiling April 14.


The book gives the dramatic account of William and Ellen Craft’s 1848 escape from Macon, Ga., to Philadelphia. It describes how the light-skinned Ellen Craft dressed as a man and pretended to be a wealthy, white invalid seeking treatment in Philadelphia, while accompanied by “his” slave, William, the Post and Courier reported.


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