Richard Bell - Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

During the time the Underground Railroad was helping Black slaves escape into free states, a parallel network—the Reverse Underground Railroad—was abducting thousands of free African Americans and selling them into slavery. In this compelling account of a little-known episode, Bell, who teaches Early American history at the University of Maryland, tells the story of five Black boys who were kidnapped from Philadelphia in 1825. Lured onto a boat, they were blindfolded, shackled, and transported to Mississippi. Determined to regain their freedom, the five worked together to escape and eventually returned home, where they initiated a manhunt to bring their captors to justice. 


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501169434
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Published: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019

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