In this amazing story, your students will meet Henry Brown. Henry doesn't know how old he is and he doesn’t know his birthday. There were no records of slaves' birthdays. He begins to dream about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse.
Henry grows up and marries, but he is again overcome when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, and he knows exactly what he must do, he will mail himself to the North. Come join the journey and see what happens to Henry!