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Etching of two men helping a Black man get out of the wooden box in which he was hiding while escaping the United States via the Underground Railroad
Black people sometimes had to hide in wooden boxes when escaping the United States via the Underground Railroad
Source: The underground rail road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves,... together with sketches...
by William Still -- Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 1872. -- 4, 780 p., [25] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. -- Facing P. 83
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