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Vermont to Honor John Brown October 16

  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 Read More

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To John Browm In Prison, a poem

John Brown While pulling the pictures for John Brown’s Birthday post I found a snippet of poetry on the back of this portrait.  Here is the poem in full for your enjoyment Poems by David Barker.  Located on Google Books. Published in 1876

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Happy Birthday John Brown

May 9, 1800, John Brown was born. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of the many faces of John Brown I have in my collection.       I hope you enjoyed this collection of John Brown faces.                           Read More

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A new song about John Brown

A gentleman, Dwight Jenkins, left me a note on my Blog last month about being so moved while visiting John Brown’s grave in East Elba, NY, that he wrote a song. Thank you Dwight for sharing it with me and the world. Click here to view Dwight’s YouTube post     I hope you all Read More

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Daguerreotypist Augustus Washington and John Brown’s body

I found an extremely interesting article  today about Augustus Washington, his photography shop in Connecticut and the infamous daguerreotype of John Brown.  The article appeared in the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper and can be read in its entirety here.   In related daguerreotype news –  Please join me in supporting a truly Read More