John Brown was an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. Brown's followers killed five pro-slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with his capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging.

John Brown was an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. Brown's followers killed five pro-slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with his capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging.

John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ca. 1846-47, [daguerreotype portrait of John Brown, abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859], August Washington

ca. 1846-47, [daguerreotype portrait of John Brown, abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859], August Washington

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 16th 1860 for his part in John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 16th 1860 for his part in John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

John Brown Farm and Gravesite, North Elba is a NYS Park that pays homage to the abolitionist.  http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/29/details.aspx

John Brown Farm and Gravesite, North Elba is a NYS Park that pays homage to the abolitionist. http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/29/details.aspx

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Harper's Weekly illustration from 1859.  #civilwar #johnbrown

John Brown: Abolitionist and Martyr

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Harper's Weekly illustration from 1859. #civilwar #johnbrown

1859; Booth opposes abolitionist; is present for John Brown's execution

1859; Booth opposes abolitionist; is present for John Brown's execution

Osborne Perry Anderson was one of the five African American men to accompany John Brown in the raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. More Info by clicking on the picture.

Osborne Perry Anderson was one of the five African American men to accompany John Brown in the raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. More Info by clicking on the picture.

John Brown House, Akron, Ohio; Abolitionist John Brown lived here while working with Simon Perkins Jr.

John Brown House, Akron, Ohio; Abolitionist John Brown lived here while working with Simon Perkins Jr.

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