Ellen Craft

Ellen Craft

The daughter of an African American woman and her white master, Ellen looked white and was able to escape slavery by disguising herself as a southern slaveholder.

Macon, Georgia to Savannah,Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina to Wilmington, North Carolina, Fredericksburg, Virginia to Washington, D.C. Baltimore, Maryland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellen Craft disquised

For I had much rather starve in England, a free woman,
than be a slave for the best man that ever
breathed upon the American continent.--Ellen Craft

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