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Journey, Memes, and Best: William and Ellen Craft escaped enslavement in 1848. Ellen's light complexion allowed her to dress as a white man. She then claimed William was her slave. They traveled first class all the way. theblaquelioness Most runaway slaves fled to freedom in the dead of night, often pursued by barking bloodhounds. A few fugitives, such as Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself north in a wooden crate, devised clever ruses or stowed away on ships and wagons. One of the most ingenious escapes was that of a married couple from Georgia, Ellen and William Craft, who traveled in first-class trains, dined with a steamboat captain and stayed in the best hotels during their escape to Philadelphia and freedom in 1848. Ellen, a quadroon with very fair skin, disguised herself as a young white cotton planter traveling with his slave (William). It was William who came up with the scheme to hide in plain sight, but ultimately it was Ellen who convincingly masked her race, her gender and her social status during their four-day trip. Despite the luxury accommodations, the journey was fraught with narrow escapes and heart-in-the-mouth moments that could have led to their discovery and capture. Courage, quick thinking, luck and “our Heavenly Father,” sustained them, the Crafts said in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, the book they wrote in 1860 chronicling the escape. - smithsonianmag.com theblaquelioness
Journey, Memes, and Best: William and Ellen Craft escaped enslavement in
 1848. Ellen's light complexion allowed her to dress
 as a white man. She then claimed William was her
 slave. They traveled first class all the way.
 theblaquelioness
Most runaway slaves fled to freedom in the dead of night, often pursued by barking bloodhounds. A few fugitives, such as Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself north in a wooden crate, devised clever ruses or stowed away on ships and wagons. One of the most ingenious escapes was that of a married couple from Georgia, Ellen and William Craft, who traveled in first-class trains, dined with a steamboat captain and stayed in the best hotels during their escape to Philadelphia and freedom in 1848. Ellen, a quadroon with very fair skin, disguised herself as a young white cotton planter traveling with his slave (William). It was William who came up with the scheme to hide in plain sight, but ultimately it was Ellen who convincingly masked her race, her gender and her social status during their four-day trip. Despite the luxury accommodations, the journey was fraught with narrow escapes and heart-in-the-mouth moments that could have led to their discovery and capture. Courage, quick thinking, luck and “our Heavenly Father,” sustained them, the Crafts said in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, the book they wrote in 1860 chronicling the escape. - smithsonianmag.com theblaquelioness

Most runaway slaves fled to freedom in the dead of night, often pursued by barking bloodhounds. A few fugitives, such as Henry “Box” Brown w...

Crips, Jail, and Kanye: EXCLUSIVE MUG SHOT DAZ DILLINGER FACING 13 FELONY CHARGES AFTER HOME DRUG BUST 9/26/18 2:49 PM PST 287 COMMENTS STORY via TMZ - Daz Dillinger got busted for allegedly having a bunch of weed in his Georgia home ... and now he's facing multiple felony charges. Tha Dogg Pound rapper was arrested Tuesday just before midnight at his place in Powder Springs - about 20 miles outside the ATL. Cops say they found a total of 117 grams of marijuana in his residence ... including in several cigarillo packets and a green mason jar. Daz allegedly also had 10 THC pods, THC oil, a THC vaporizer ... and a container in his home studio labeled "Cannabis Lean." Cops say the label on the bottle described it as a grape drink laced with cannabis. He was hauled off to jail in Cobb Country, where he was booked on 12 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 1 count of possession of more than one ounce of marijuana. Daz's bond's set at $15k. We're told he's still in jail, waiting to see the judge. You may recall ... Dillinger had some different issues with police back in early May, after he put a call out to the Crips to "f**k Kanye up" over his favorable comments about President Trump. Daz claimed cops hassled him over the Kanye threat and we were told they were looking into it ... but it was eventually deemed no big deal. ( via @tmz_tv )
Crips, Jail, and Kanye: EXCLUSIVE
 MUG SHOT
 DAZ DILLINGER
 FACING 13 FELONY CHARGES
 AFTER HOME DRUG BUST
 9/26/18 2:49 PM PST
 287 COMMENTS
STORY via TMZ - Daz Dillinger got busted for allegedly having a bunch of weed in his Georgia home ... and now he's facing multiple felony charges. Tha Dogg Pound rapper was arrested Tuesday just before midnight at his place in Powder Springs - about 20 miles outside the ATL. Cops say they found a total of 117 grams of marijuana in his residence ... including in several cigarillo packets and a green mason jar. Daz allegedly also had 10 THC pods, THC oil, a THC vaporizer ... and a container in his home studio labeled "Cannabis Lean." Cops say the label on the bottle described it as a grape drink laced with cannabis. He was hauled off to jail in Cobb Country, where he was booked on 12 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 1 count of possession of more than one ounce of marijuana. Daz's bond's set at $15k. We're told he's still in jail, waiting to see the judge. You may recall ... Dillinger had some different issues with police back in early May, after he put a call out to the Crips to "f**k Kanye up" over his favorable comments about President Trump. Daz claimed cops hassled him over the Kanye threat and we were told they were looking into it ... but it was eventually deemed no big deal. ( via @tmz_tv )

STORY via TMZ - Daz Dillinger got busted for allegedly having a bunch of weed in his Georgia home ... and now he's facing multiple felony ch...