Hidden Brookline invites you to hear the true story of a couple’s daring escape from slavery: Ellen Craft disguised herself as a white man, while her husband William posed as “his” enslaved man.
Ilyon Woo, author of Master, Slave, Husband, Wife will speak at the Brookline Booksmith, Tues, June 20th at 7 PM. Brookline is part of their story, as Underground RR Underground Railroad conductors hid Ellen here.
The event it free, but registration is required! For more information on the event details and accessibility OR to register, please visit: https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/event/ilyon-woo-master-slave-husband-wife
Co-sponsoring the event are the Brookline Historical Society and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee
Learn more about Hidden Brookline at: http://hiddenbrookline.weebly.com
Image: The cover of Master, Slave, Husband, Wife by Ilyon Woo. Flyer for a Meet the Author event sponsored by Hidden Brookline and co-sponsored by the Brookline Historical Society, and the MLK Celebration Committee
June 20, 2023 @ 7 PM; Brookline Booksmith, 297 Harvard St
Text on the right: Two Brookline RR Houses hid Ellen Craft when slave catchers were on her heels.