Vermont to honor John Brown, as the first state to have a day set aside to honor the abolishtionist. Local teacher Bradley Archer petitioned the state legislators to set aside October 16 (the date of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry) as John Brown Day. Archer said “It’s important to recognize that we’re the only state to celebrate John Brown.”
Vermont Senators Dick McCormack and Alison Clarkson sponsored the resolution initiated by Archer. The Woodstock Social Justice Initiative, a non profit associate, is planning to host a conference leading up to October 16th, and Archer is working with colleagues to create a curriculum about John Brown.
I will share more information as I get it. And thank you to David S. Reynolds @reysn1 for posting this exciting information on Twitter