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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