Mary Richards Bowser Haiku

Mary Richards Bowser was a badass slave-turned-spy who was born sometime after 1839 in the Van Lew household in Richmond, Virginia. After the patriarch, John, died, two of his children, Elizabeth and John Jr., set about freeing the family slaves, including Mary. Then they went around buying other slaves and freeing them. Mary began her … Continue reading Mary Richards Bowser Haiku