My Escape from Slavery. [The Century; a popular quarterly. / Volume 23, Issue 1, Nov 1881] AUTHOR Frederick Douglass Page(s) 125 View the page images (at Cornell University) View text (generated by OCR without correction) [More about text] Browse this issue Search or browse The Century; a popular quarterly
To escape slavery, light-skinned Ellen Craft disguised herself as a male slaveholder. Her husband, William, who was darker skinned, posed as her slave valet. They successfully traveled to the North, and eventually to England, where they published a narrative recounting their lives as slaves and their daring escape: Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860).
AARON was only six years old when he was bought by (President) Andrew Jackson in 1791 and HANNAH was less than twelve years old when purchased in 1794. Hannah was Rachel Jackson’s “personal companion” and later became head of the “house servants.” Aaron was trained as a blacksmith, an important position on the plantation. Hannah and Aaron married around 1820 and raised ten children. They took the surname “Jackson” following Emancipation.