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People/Characters: Lear Green Adams

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Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus

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Lear Green was a slave living Baltimore. She fell in love with a free black, William Adams. She hid herself in a sea chest and was shipped to Philadelphia. Her future mother-in-law accompanied as a passenger. The two women journeyed to Elmira, New York, where Adams and Green were married.


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