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December 2, 1859 – “Day of Mourning”

For your contemplation on this day of reflection ~ On December 2, 1859, the day of Brown’s execution, African Americans and abolitionists observed a “Day of Mourning” to honor his martyrdom. Gathering in churches and meeting halls that night, they used speeches, proclamations, and songs both to commemorate Brown and to call for further action Read More

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John Brown’s Reaction to the Election

Here are the last two lines from an insightful article about Obama winning the election. Please visit Black Voices Now to read the entire article. “Then I remember and honor the heroes of our nation, Harriet Tubman, John Parker, Frederick Douglass, Rev. John Rankin, John Brown and so many others on whose shoulders we are Read More

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A week in NY surrounded by GREATNESS

Fred and I just returned from a JOHN BROWN filled week in NY. Seriously, we had John Brown events every day. Tuesday October 21, 2008 Lunch with a GREAT man Louis A DeCaro, Jr. Ph.D. joined us for lunch at the Lucky Strike Pub in SoHo. Lou is an ordained minister, an adjunct professor at Read More

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Travels With My Dad –

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip with my Dad. We left San Jose Ca on Wednesday afternoon and returned to the Bay area Monday afternoon. We put close to 1500 miles on his car and met with relatives. First stop was Eugene to visit my dad’s aunt Alice (whom I am named for). She Read More

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I Have So Much To Share——

My life has been moving non-stop in regards to John Brown. I received a packet from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute in NY with photocopies of 52 handwritten letters from the Annie Brown Adams box in the collection. I have been transcribing them with the help of my husband. I am about 3/4 of the way done. Read More

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Sam and Annie Adams Picture Found

Linda at the Humboldt Historical Society called me on Friday to tell me that she found a picture of Sam and Annie while looking for something completely unrelated. She is mailing it to me. I am excited, as I have only seen 1 picture of Sam and it was a group shot. Just have to Read More

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New Information Arrived In Mail!!!

A great big THANK YOU to Linda Delong, Office and Research Center Assistant of Humboldt County Historical Society, for the present I found in my mailbox today. An envelope full of information about the John Brown Family in Humboldt County She copied lots of information about John Brown for me. I have copies of articles Read More