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
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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
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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 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
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...