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John Brown (abolitionist)


John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of  ...

John Brown - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of John Brown, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

John Brown - PBS


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 the ...

John Brown - Civil Rights Activist - Biography.com


Find out more about the life of abolitionist John Brown, his views on ending slavery and the raid on Harpers Ferry, at Biography.com.

John Brown - Civil War Trust


Born in Torrington, Connecticut, John Brown belonged to a devout family with extreme anti-slavery views. He married twice and fathered twenty children.

John Brown's Harpers Ferry Raid - Civil War Trust


John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry October 16-18, 1859. On the evening of October 16, 1859 John Brown, a staunch abolitionist, and a group of his supporters ...

John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid


On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The actions of Brown's men ...

John Brown | HistoryNet


John Brown was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut, but spent much of his youth in Ohio. His parents instilled in him a strong belief in the Bible and a ...

John Brown's Raid, 1859 - EyeWitness to History


Just after sundown on the evening of Sunday October 16, 1859 John Brown led a group of 21 men (16 white and 5 black) across the Potomac River from ...

John Brown | American abolitionist | Britannica.com


Apr 13, 2016 ... John Brown, (born May 9, 1800, Torrington, Conn., U.S.—died Dec. 2, 1859, Charles Town, Va. [now in West Virginia]) militant American ...

John Brown
John Brown is a famous figure in the fight over slavery that led up to the American Civil War. Raised in Ohio, Brown moved to Kansas in 1855. The next year, claiming he was an instrument of God, Brown led a raid that killed five pro-slavery men on the ba... More »
Born: May 9, 1800, Torrington, Connecticut
Died: December 2, 1859
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