300 Miles to Freedom

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Transit Media


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Social Science

This pithy documentary brings to life the exceptional story of John W. Jones, who in the summer of 1844 set out to find freedom. Traveling with two half-brothers and two friends, Jones escaped slavery in Leesburg, VA, and arrived in Elmira, NY, with “$1.46 in his pocket.” There he met with Jervis Langdon, a fervent abolitionist and the father-in-law of Mark Twain, who assisted Jones in his quest for a new life in t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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