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People/Characters: William Craft

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5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft (Graphic Library: Graphic History) by Donald B. Lemke
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William Craft
Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
two tickets to freedom: the true story of ellen and william craft, fugitive slaves by Florence B. Freedman

Character description

Wiiliam Craft, a cabinet-maker, married an enslaved lady's maid Ellen, who could pass as white. They disguised themselves as a white man and his black slave, and traveled to Philadelphia, where they gave abolitionist speeches. With the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850, it became too dangerous, and they moved to England where they also worked for abolition and racial equality. After the Civil War, they returned to the American South and worked to assist the freed slaves.

Ellen & William Craft in Wikipedia

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