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Most runaway slaves fled to freedom in the dead of night, often pursued by barking bloodhounds. A few fugitives, such as Henry 鈥淏ox鈥 Brown who mailed himself north in a wooden crate, devised clever ruses or stowed away on ships and wagons. One of the most ingenious escapes was that of a married couple from Georgia, Ellen and William Craft, who traveled in first-class trains, dined with a steamboat captain and stayed in the best hotels during their escape to Philadelphia and freedom in 1848. Ellen, a quadroon with very fair skin, disguised herself as a young white cotton planter traveling with his slave (William). It was William who came up with the scheme to hide in plain sight, but ultimately it was Ellen who convincingly masked her race, her gender and her social status during their four-day trip. Despite the luxury accommodations, the journey was fraught with narrow escapes and heart-in-the-mouth moments that could have led to their discovery and capture. Courage, quick thinking, luck and 鈥渙ur Heavenly Father,鈥 sustained them, the Crafts said in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, the book they wrote in 1860 chronicling the escape. - smithsonianmag.com theblaquelioness: William and Ellen Craft escaped enslavement in 1848. Ellen's light complexion allowed her to dress as a white man. She then claimed William was her slave. They traveled first class all the way. theblaquelioness Most runaway slaves fled to freedom in the dead of night, often pursued by barking bloodhounds. A few fugitives, such as Henry 鈥淏ox鈥 Brown who mailed himself north in a wooden crate, devised clever ruses or stowed away on ships and wagons. One of the most ingenious escapes was that of a married couple from Georgia, Ellen and William Craft, who traveled in first-class trains, dined with a steamboat captain and stayed in the best hotels during their escape to Philadelphia and freedom in 1848. Ellen, a quadroon with very fair skin, disguised herself as a young white cotton planter traveling with his slave (William). It was William who came up with the scheme to hide in plain sight, but ultimately it was Ellen who convincingly masked her race, her gender and her social status during their four-day trip. Despite the luxury accommodations, the journey was fraught with narrow escapes and heart-in-the-mouth moments that could have led to their discovery and capture. Courage, quick thinking, luck and 鈥渙ur Heavenly Father,鈥 sustained them, the Crafts said in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, the book they wrote in 1860 chronicling the escape. - smithsonianmag.com theblaquelioness

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24 JUN: A grieving father has cycled more than a thousand miles to hear his deceased daughter鈥檚 heartbeat. Bill Conner shed tears while using a stethoscope to hear the heart of his organ donor daughter beating inside Loumonth Jack's chest. Mr Jack had been told he had just days to live after suffering a heart attack. Mr Conner said: "Knowing he's alive because of Abbey, Abbey is alive inside of him - it's her heart having him stand up straight鈥. Abbey was found unconscious in a swimming pool in January while on holiday. She was kept her on life support until doctors could use her organs for transplants. Mr Conner said that Abbey made the decision to be an organ donor when aged only 16. Read more: bbc.in-heartbeating OrganDonation Donation Organ Science SavingLives Heart Transplant BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews: SHE'S ALIVE IN HIM 24 JUN: A grieving father has cycled more than a thousand miles to hear his deceased daughter鈥檚 heartbeat. Bill Conner shed tears while using a stethoscope to hear the heart of his organ donor daughter beating inside Loumonth Jack's chest. Mr Jack had been told he had just days to live after suffering a heart attack. Mr Conner said: "Knowing he's alive because of Abbey, Abbey is alive inside of him - it's her heart having him stand up straight鈥. Abbey was found unconscious in a swimming pool in January while on holiday. She was kept her on life support until doctors could use her organs for transplants. Mr Conner said that Abbey made the decision to be an organ donor when aged only 16. Read more: bbc.in-heartbeating OrganDonation Donation Organ Science SavingLives Heart Transplant BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews
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A true father is always there. He is there to spill tears of happiness when his eyes fall upon his infant daughter. He is there with arms to catch her when she takes her first steps or stumbles. He is there to teach her at the youngest age, even though she might not understand half of it. He is there to help her color inside the lines, make her grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, and tie her shoes. He is there to hug her and kiss her on her first days of school, and to walk her in if need be. He is there to teach her and tease her and laugh with her. He is always there to embarrass her, but thats part of life. He is there to tell her to go ask her mother, when her mother told her to ask him. He is there to lecture her, prepare her for the monster called high school. He is there to put up with her teenage moods and her co-ed relationships. He is there to approve, disapprove, accept and forgive. He is there to give her a big bundle of flowers when she graduates, to smile when her name is called and feel proud. He is there to embrace her and kiss her before she goes to live and learn a thousand miles away. He is there to see her become a working woman, to walk her down the aisle (or not, if her independence and stubbornness prevail after all). He is there to watch her grow as the lines on his face grow. He is there to welcome her home, always, and let her hug him and smell the smell she remembers from childhood, the warm, protecting, comforting smell of dad. But most of all, he is always there to love her. And she is always there to love him back. Dad, I love you. ~ Katie Schmarr 馃槆 . . .: BE WHI YOU NEEDED YOU WH WERE YOUNGER A true father is always there. He is there to spill tears of happiness when his eyes fall upon his infant daughter. He is there with arms to catch her when she takes her first steps or stumbles. He is there to teach her at the youngest age, even though she might not understand half of it. He is there to help her color inside the lines, make her grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, and tie her shoes. He is there to hug her and kiss her on her first days of school, and to walk her in if need be. He is there to teach her and tease her and laugh with her. He is always there to embarrass her, but thats part of life. He is there to tell her to go ask her mother, when her mother told her to ask him. He is there to lecture her, prepare her for the monster called high school. He is there to put up with her teenage moods and her co-ed relationships. He is there to approve, disapprove, accept and forgive. He is there to give her a big bundle of flowers when she graduates, to smile when her name is called and feel proud. He is there to embrace her and kiss her before she goes to live and learn a thousand miles away. He is there to see her become a working woman, to walk her down the aisle (or not, if her independence and stubbornness prevail after all). He is there to watch her grow as the lines on his face grow. He is there to welcome her home, always, and let her hug him and smell the smell she remembers from childhood, the warm, protecting, comforting smell of dad. But most of all, he is always there to love her. And she is always there to love him back. Dad, I love you. ~ Katie Schmarr 馃槆 . . .

A true father is always there. He is there to spill tears of happiness when his eyes fall upon his infant daughter. He is there with arms...

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