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Henry Brown was born into slavery in 1816 on a plantation called Hermitage in Louisa County, Virginia. Henry remembered his parents fondly, stating that his mother was the one to instill Christian values into him. After this he even saw his master as God and the young master as ...


In 1891 he paid $25,000 (equivalent to $681,000 in 2017) to the Riggs family for land at 1720 16th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C., hired architect William Henry Miller, and built a five-story, 18-room mansion for $40,000 (equivalent to $1,089,000 in 2017). He would live in ...


Jan 19, 2018 ... Discover more about Henry 'Box' Brown, whose inventive escape from slavery made his a symbol for the Underground Railroad, at Biography.com.


Apr 2, 2014 ... For more on Henry Billings Brown, the Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority opinion in the civil rights case Plessy v. Ferguson, visit Biography.com.


Henry Billings Brown was born and raised in a small Massachusetts town. He led a privileged life, and was a good though undistinguished student. He avoided service in the Civil War by hiring a substitute, an accepted practice in his day. Brown held several government positions at the federal and state levels. He was a ...


Feb 7, 2008 ... Henry Box Brown (1815 or 1816–1897). Contributed by Suzette Spencer, Jeffrey Ruggles, and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Henry Box Brown was an abolitionist lecturer and performer. Born a slave in Louisa County , he worked in a Richmond tobacco factory and lived in a rented house. Then, in ...


Feb 23, 2018 ... Henry Billings Brown, (born March 2, 1836, South Lee, Massachusetts, U.S.— died September 4, 1913, Bronxville, New York), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (1890–1906). ... Brown was admitted to the bar in 1860 in Detroit and the following year appointed deputy U.S. marshal there.


Narrative of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped from Slavery, Enclosed in a Box 3 Feet Long and 2 Wide. Written from a Statement of Facts Made by Himself. With Remarks Upon the Remedy for Slavery. By Charles Stearns Boston: Brown and Stearns, 1849. Summary. Henry Box Brown (b. 1816) was born in Louisa County,  ...


LC Subject Headings: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1815. African Americans -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Biography. Slaves -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Biography. Fugitive slaves -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Biography. Slavery -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- 19th century. Plantation life -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- 19th century.