Know Your History: The Forgotten Tonsorial Legacy of Henry ‘Box’ Brown.

As part of their commemoration of Black History Month, JJP spotlighted Henry “Box” Brown, a black slave who got his nickname after he literally mailed himself to freedom in 1849. ┬áBut Brown’s cunning would be celebrated and commemorated by black Americans in a way most academics have been slow to recognize.

As his crate [...]