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
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
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
Dennis Frye, Harpers Ferry Historian, and I were interviewed for the Voice of America story, Debate Still Rages Over Controversial American Abolitionist John Brown, for Black History Month. I hope you enjoy the article.
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
A little over a year ago, I was interviewed by a couple of young ladies in New Jersey who were creating a documentary about John Brown for the National History Day Competition. The young ladies reached out to many of my friends and amazing colleagues: Evan Carton, Tony Horowitz, Anne Kretsinger-Harries, Dennis Frye, Louis DeCaro, Read More
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
Envelope postmarked at Harper’s Ferry, October 16, 1934, in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Raid From the collection of Alice Keesey Mecoy (if you have ever looked at Ebay and wondered “who buys those post cards and old envelopes?” It’s me.
How Old Brown Took Harper’s Ferry Edmund Clarence Stedman 1859 John Brown in Kansas settled, like a steadfast Yankee farmer, Brave and godly, with four sons, all stalwart men of might. There he spoke aloud for Freedom, and the Border-strife grew warmer, Till the Rangers fired his dwelling, in his absence, Read More