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Henry Boyd's Freedom Bed

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by Whitney L. B. Miller

Henry Boyd’s Freedom Bed is a beautifully illustrated children’s book (recommended ages: 3 - 8) that adults will enjoy reading as well.

It’s the little-known but true story of Henry Boyd, who was born into slavery in Kentucky but eventually became one of Cincinnati's most important furniture makers, using his ingenuity to buy his freedom and develop his craft. Boyd became known especially for his “Boyd Bed,” an innovative and patented bed frame.

Boyd was also a courageous activist for the freedom of other enslaved people, using his woodworking skills to develop an important station on the Underground Railroad.

Henry Boyd’s Freedom Bed is the first book dedicated entirely to Boyd’s astounding life and accomplishments. In addition to the illustrated story, the book features three pages of historical facts about Boyd, including a complete timeline of his life based on historical documents.

“Henry Boyd’s Freedom Bed” is a 36-page hardback book, printed on heavy paper and produced and printed entirely in the United States. The binding is sewn so it will outlast many decades (and multiple young ones).

Pages: 36
Binding: HC
Publisher: Lost Art Press

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