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*The birth of Henry Box Brown, in 1815, is celebrated on this date. Brown earned extra money by exceeding his weekly production and soon married a slave washerwoman named Nancy; they had at least three children.
He was separated from his family in 1830 and brought to Richmond to work in a tobacco factory.
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As Nancy began the customary walk south, shackled to other adult slaves and with her children loaded on a wagon, Brown walked hand-in-hand with her for a few miles.
Members will receive special privileges, benefits and preferential rates with selected partner hotels, restaurants, our LUXURY WEBSHOP, and more.It is not known if he ever found his family and all that is known of him after 1864 is that he was living in Wales. Reference; The Encyclopedia Britannica, Fifteenth Edition.