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B&O Museum named Underground Railroad site

November 1, 2021

For Ellen and William Craft, two people escaping their enslaver in 1848, all was going according to plan. That is, until they reached Baltimore. At the ticket counter of the B&O Railroad’s historic Mount Clare Station, William was told he’d need the bond of a White man deemed respectable enough to certify his voyage. But the couple was well-prepared. Ellen, a Black woman with a light complexion, had chopped her hair and donned a fashionable suit.

Article Source: Washington Post

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