If I could give advice to any historical figure who would it be and what would I tell them?
I would chose to speck with Henry “Box” Brown about all the things he has seen throughout his years in slavery and how he came up with the ingenious plan to escape from slavery in Virginia to Philadelphia in a wooden box.
Henry Box Brown was born in Louisa County on a Virginia plantation in the 1815’s. With his family being sold to plantations in North Carolina this was a huge lost for Brown but an even bigger motivator to escape from his shackled life of slavery in Virginia for a free life in Philadelphia. When he arrived ha began to tell everyone of his life in slavery and of how he made his infamous escape from Virginia to Philadelphia in a wooden box.
I would let Henry know that his idea to have himself shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia is a great idea. No one would ever think to look for slaves in big wooden boxes on ships because they probably believed that they weren’t that smart to think of different ways to escape slavery. But Henry proved them wrong by coming up with a great plan to get out and letting others know was a bad idea because other anti-slavery activist could have used them plans to help others in need.
Also I would let him know that he should never have went public with his escape plans in order to help others that were less innovative in trying to come up with plans to get to freedom. Other historical figures such as Harriet Tubman could have used his methods of escape to help transport other slaves from different places to free lands. And Fredrick Douglass Could have used this type of transportation to help others who wanted to be free from the life of slavery.
I think that what Henry Box Brown did was awesome and a great way to show others that there is many different ways to get out of bad situations like slavery and bring hope to others who needed. He could have helped other anti-slavery...