William and Ellen Craft: A new book by Ilyon Woo tells the story of an enslaved couple who use disguises to get to Philadelphia

On the morning of December 20, 1848, William and Ellen Craft started their almost 1,000-mile journey to freedom. The enslaved couple had deliberate an elaborate escape from Macon, Georgia, that was contingent on a daring maneuver: that Ellen may go as a sickly wealthy white man and William as her slave. Slowly and punctiliously, Crafts … Read more