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The Journey of Henry Box Brown [DVD videorecording] / written by Karyn Parsons ; illustrated by Mark Page.

Contributor(s): Parsons, Karyn, 1968- | Page, Mark | Woodard, Alfre, 1953- | Hernandez, Coati Mundi | Thomas, Darcine Wdowczak | Alleyne, Roderick | Sweet Blackberry LLC.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [New York] : Sweet Blackberry LLC, 2005Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0977848701.Subject(s): Brown, Henry Box, 1816- -- Juvenile drama | Fugitive slaves -- Virginia -- Juvenile drama | Slavery -- Virginia -- Juvenile drama | African American abolitionists -- Juvenile drama | Brown, Henry Box, b.1816 -- Drama | Fugitive slaves -- Drama | Slavery -- DramaGenre/Form: Children's films. | Animated films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production Credits: Written by Karyn Parsons ; illustrated by Mark Page ; music and sound, Coati Mundi ; produced by Karyn Parsons, Darcine Wdowczak Thomas, and Roderick Alleyne.
Narrated by Alfre Woodard.Summary: " . . . takes a magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848 . . . . With the help of characters including Bird, Horse, Cricket and Cat, Henry avoids being discovered and makes his way to freedom. While on his dangerous and exciting journey, Henry shares what freedom means to him and why slavery is wrong."--Container.
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DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround stereo.

Closed-captioned in English.

Narrated by Alfre Woodard.

Written by Karyn Parsons ; illustrated by Mark Page ; music and sound, Coati Mundi ; produced by Karyn Parsons, Darcine Wdowczak Thomas, and Roderick Alleyne.

Mostly iconographic, with minimal animation. Framed with live action scenes of Alfre Woodard reading to schoolchildren, and Coati Mundi leading the children in a musical sequence.

Extras include a section on Sweet Blackberry LLC, and another with children defining "freedom."

" . . . takes a magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848 . . . . With the help of characters including Bird, Horse, Cricket and Cat, Henry avoids being discovered and makes his way to freedom. While on his dangerous and exciting journey, Henry shares what freedom means to him and why slavery is wrong."--Container.

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