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Sweet Blackberry’s The Journey of Henry Box Brown takes a magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.

Narrated by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek) this lightly animated story uses entertaining verse to share Henry’s story. With the help of characters including Bird, Horse, Cricket and Cat, Henry avoids being discovered. While on his dangerous and exciting journey, Henry shares what freedom means to him and why slavery is wrong.