John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by white abolitionist John
Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States
On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a small army of 18 men into the small town
of Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to instigate a major slave rebellion in ...
On this day in History, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry on Oct 16, 1859. Learn
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Although poorly planned and executed, John Brown's raid helped lead the nation
into Civil War and made him one of the most controversial men of his day.
John Brown was a man of action -- a man who would not be deterred from his
mission of abolishing slavery. On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of
John Brown's failed attempt to loot the armory at Harper's Ferry sparks the
beginning of abolition. ... Play video. John Brown's Raid 2min. John Brown Play
John Brown's plan seemed fairly straightforward: he and his men would establish
a base in the Blue Ridge Mountains from which they would assist runaway ...
National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Harpers Ferry National
Historical Park. John Brown's. Raid. “Slavery is a state of war.” - John Brown.
Raid On Harpers Ferry summary: The Harpers Ferry raid conducted by fanatical
abolitionist John Brown and 21 followers in October 1859 is considered one of ...
John Brown's Raid "The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but
with blood." - John Brown, 2 December 1859. Resistance to the State | Gabriel's ...