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Craft, Ellen

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1826 - 1891

Gender

  • Females

Occupations

Places

Languages Used

  • English

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Craft and Crum families papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

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Abolitionists -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
African American architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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