Meet Nancy Adams, the 'disabled' Black woman who escaped slavery three times

Meet Nancy Adams, the 'disabled' Black woman who escaped slavery three times

- Nancy Adams was a Black slave who walked with a limp but succeeded in escaping slavery three different times in her lifetime

- The relentless woman who lived between 1766 and 1859 had three kids and escaped with them

- Nancy escaped slavery once in Maryland and twice in Connecticut

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Nancy Adams, an iconic Black slave who was born in 1766 and died in June 1859, left a remarkable but hardly known footprint of escaping slavery three times in her lifetime.

According to a report by Face2FaceAfrica sighted by, Nancy escaped slavery once in Maryland and twice in Connecticut even though she walked with a limp.

After all her expeditions, Nancy later settled down in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where she lived as a free woman for many years before her death on 6 June 1859.

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Meet Nancy Adams the 'disabled' black woman who escaped slavery three times
Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The first time Nancy fled slavery was after she got married at 17 and had two sons and a daughter. She had been told that her slave owner planned on selling her and her children to the “Spaniards", so she made her escape with her family into the woods.

Five months after that they came out and worked on a cotton plantation for more than 23 years, after which Adams' new owner took her to be sold after a trip to Norwich, Connecticut, where she escaped for the second time.

For 12 years she lived in Norwich until she learned that her former slave owner was aware of where she was and planned to recapture her. Thus, she fled for the third and last time to Uxbridge where she lived until her death.

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In other news, Barbara Oforiwaa Agyemang, a beautiful 24-year-old Ghanaian's family has accused Ridge Hospital in Accra for her passing over a wrong diagnosis of her sickness.

In a report gathered by GhOne TV and sighted by, Barbara was at a holding facility at the Accra Regional Hospital for six days, denying her of proper treatment as a COVID-19 patient.

It is indicated that throughout her entire stay at the hospital, she was being treated for other ailments aside from COVID-19, and even upon her demise the cause of death was labelled as bilateral bronchopneumonia, pulmonary disorder, and acute pyelonephritis.

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