Original Author: Stevie Barr, songwriter; Amber Collins, singer
Publisher: Virginia Folklife Program
Henry Box Brown
Amber Collins, a member of the Galax band No Speed Limit sings "Henry Box Brown." The song is based on the real story of Henry Brown, a Virginia slave who had himself shipped in a box to Philadelphia to reach freedom. This modern song was written by Stevie Barr and recorded on the band's album Sweet Virginia (2006).