In this biography, a young couple, William and Ellen Craft, attempt to escape to freedom from slavery in Georgia. They disguise Ellen as a white man (“Mr. Johnson”) and William acts as “his” male slave, and they face several obstacles on their journey by train. but eventually arrive in Philadelphia, the first stop on the Underground Railroad. (McGraw-Hill Imagine It!, 2008)
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