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date: 27 July 2021

Craft, Ellen and William locked

African American abolitionists who were husband and wife. Ellen Craft (1826–1891) was a light-skinned black who, by passing as white, escaped from slavery with her husband. William Craft(1824–1900) is known for the autobiographical slave narrative that described their dramatic escape.

Craft, Ellen and William locked

African American abolitionists who were husband and wife. Ellen Craft (1826–1891) was a light-skinned black who, by passing as white, escaped from slavery with her husband. William Craft(1824–1900) is known for the autobiographical slave narrative that described their dramatic escape.
  • Lisa Clayton Robinson

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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