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Futility Closet

005-Mailing People, Alien Shorthand, and Benjamin Franklin

32:00 | Apr 14th, 2014

Henry Brown found a unique way to escape slavery: He mailed himself to Pennsylvania. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll accompany Brown on his perilous 1849 journey from Richmond to Philadelphia, follow a 5-year-old Idaho gir...Show More