John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Marines led by Lieutenant Israel Greene storm the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, where terrorist John Brown was holed up.

Marines led by Lieutenant Israel Greene storm the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, where terrorist John Brown was holed up.

John Brown was a famous abolitionist who had a firm belief in overthrowing the terrible Institute of slavery in the United States. During the Bleeding Kansas crisis in the year 1856, Brown came to limelight when he freely led different groups of volunteers to work against slavery. He was extremely d...John Brown was a famous abolitionist who had a firm belief in overthrowing the terrible Institute of slavery in the United States. During the Bleeding Kansas crisis in the year 1856, Brown came…

John Brown was a famous abolitionist who had a firm belief in overthrowing the terrible Institute of slavery in the United States. During the Bleeding Kansas crisis in the year 1856, Brown came to limelight when he freely led different groups of volunteers to work against slavery. He was extremely d...John Brown was a famous abolitionist who had a firm belief in overthrowing the terrible Institute of slavery in the United States. During the Bleeding Kansas crisis in the year 1856, Brown came…

'The Last Moments of John Brown', oil on canvas painting by Thomas Hovenden - John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'The Last Moments of John Brown', oil on canvas painting by Thomas Hovenden - John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 1800-1859 -Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans

John Brown 1800-1859 -Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans

John Brown - Herman Melville called him the "meteor of the war". Historian Ed Bearss thinks he was the "single most important factor in bringing on the war".

John Brown - Herman Melville called him the "meteor of the war". Historian Ed Bearss thinks he was the "single most important factor in bringing on the war".

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

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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