William Wells Brown


Many of the agents of the Underground Railroad were actually escaped slaves themselves. William Wells Brown was one of them. He escaped on January 31, 1834 when his master, a steamboat captain, docked their boat in Cincinnati. Brown walked all the way to Cleveland, where he took a job on a lake boat and helped other slaves escape to Canada.

To learn more about William Wells Brown, read his book, NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM W. BROWN, AN AMERICAN SLAVE.