Original Author: Stevie Barr, songwriter; Amber Collins, singer
Created: 2006
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).