Married, but separated on different plantations William and Ellen Craft devised a plan to escape the horrors of slavery.
Ellen, who was very fair-skinned, passed as a young white woman. Her husband William played her doting servant.They set out on December 21, 1848 and traveled luxuriously by train and ferry. During a four-day trip they were almost thwarted, but quick wits and good old-fashioned luck kept them on their way. After arriving in the free city of Philadelphia they were given a crash course in reading and writing. After a short stay, they moved to Boston where William resumed work as a cabinetmaker and Ellen became a seamstress. Two year later slave catchers showed up, but they quickly fled to England to avoid their captors. They remained in Europe for over 20 years and had five children.
In 1860, the couple wrote “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom,” chronicling the escape. The Craft’s returned to the United States in the 1870s and established a school for newly freed African Americans.
Learn more about their story in Smithsonian Magazine.
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I AM SO MAD I HAD THIS PICTURE READY FOR WHEN LEO WON AND HE LOST THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING
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The Art of Disney: (1-2) Production Layouts by Tom Codrick (3) Production Cel Set-Up. Sleeping Beauty, 1959.
Mary Blair iPhone 5 Backgrounds: Row I - Cinderella (1950), Row II - Alice in Wonderland (1951), Row III - Peter Pan (1953)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
1953 Japanese Theater Program - Nipper Cover (x)
Julie Andrews winning the Oscar for Best Actress in Mary Poppins in 1965
Making of the 140-Disney-Character ‘Ultimate Tweet’ (x)
did I just see Donald, Daisy, Mickey, Minnie and Goofy take selfies??
“The brief was to portray Disney princesses enjoying a little tea party but they all had to be portrayed the same age as their respective movies (for example Snow White would be 75 years old, Aurora 53, Belle 21, Rapunzel 2 etc). ”
ok that’s actually pretty cool
I like this. I like it a lot.
This is the first time I’ve actually seen a piece of disney artwork like this.
I will always reblog this