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Boxed In

Slave Patrols and Passes Aimed to Keep Slaves Under Control Henry made his way north through the dark alleys behind the buildings along Fourteenth Street....

The Church From Below

How the Church Helped Bring Down the Berlin Wall With the last name of "Fuhrer," he made an unlikely German hero. His full name was Christian...

The Ohio Underground

Canton, Ohio, Embraces The Disappearing Man There's something about Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio, is home of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where I first discovered the...

Another World

Richmond Was Not Gone With the Wind I did a flurry of radio interviews a few weeks back just prior to my book signing at...

The Devil’s Half Acre

Lumpkin's Jail: One of the Most Notorious Sites in the South Samuel kept his eye out for the red flag, which announced that a slave auction...

Call and Response

Music Links Henry Brown to 21st Century Abolitionists Henry couldn't help but notice her. He hadn't seen the girl before in the church choir, but...

The Blood Cries Out

Teenager's Death on the Wall is Still Remembered Almost 50 Years Later   Two teenage boys made a mad dash out of a deserted building, and...

From the Land of Lincoln

Springfield's Paper Tells of Henry Brown, Upcoming Book Signing When you walk into the Plaza at the entrance of the Abraham Lincoln Museum, you will...

Grade A Humans?

The Search for 'Biologically Superior' People Brings Ludicrous (and Dangerous) Results In the 1920s, pigs, sheep, and other farm animals weren't the only creatures bringing...

Thinking Inside the Box

Replica box gives a taste of Henry's ordeal Standing next to the box, Samuel grinned and held out his hand, like a coachman motioning...