The Journey of Henry Box Brown

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Powerful tale of former slave with big ideas about freedom.

G 2005 28 minutes

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A good intro to the ideas of slavery and freedom

Common Sense says this video isn't available online, but I found it by Googling the title (https://vimeo.com/channels/638130/107764894). The animation is pretty basic, but the story and narration is excellent. It introduces aspects of slavery in a way that allows a parent to build details through ongoing discussions. And the animals provide a relatable way to understand freedom vs. freedom.

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