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James Miller McKim was born on November 10, 1810 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. McKim was a Presbyterian Minister and became an abolitionist. He worked for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society as lecturer, organizer, corresponding secretary, and occasionally as editor of the Pennsylvania Freeman.
In 1849, McKim aided Henry Brown in his famous escape from Richmond to Philadelphia, shipped in a box. McKim wrote an autobiography in 1851 and after the emancipation of the slaves in 1863, he joined the Freedmen’s Aide Commission. After attending John Brown’s execution, McKim assisted Brown’s widow in bringing her husband’s body home. James Miller McKim died on 13 June 1874.
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