Harriet Jacobs grew up as a slave, enduring sexual abuse from her owner until she escaped by hiding seven years in a crawl space. After she fled North, Ms. Jacobs wrote her autobiography and became a driving force in civil and human rights. In Part 1 of Harriet Jacobs, 19th Century Civil Rights Pioneer, Dennis Miller talks with Dr. Lynn Pifer, Mansfield University professor of English and director of the Frederick Douglass Institute. Dr. Pifer discusses Ms. Jacobs’ early years and her drive to escape slavery at any cost.
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Francis Bok was 7 years old when he was captured from his village in Sudan and taken as a child slave. He spent 10 years in captivity. After a daring escape, he wrote a book, Escape From Slavery, The True Story of my Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America. In Part 1, Dennis Miller talks to Mr. Bok about his capture, his escape and his dreams for the future.
At age 7, Sudan native Francis Bok was kidnapped and enslaved until his escape 10 years later. He continues to talk about his experiences with Dennis Miller, in Part 2 of Conversations with a Former Slave. Read the Transcript