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John Brown bust-length. Engraving from daguerreotype, ca. 1856

Today is the anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown, a fanatical abolitionist, seized the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in the hope of fomenting a slave insurr.

On Oct. 16,1859, abolitionist John Brown led the attack on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. The raid, which some consider the opening battle of the Civil War, was unsuccessful. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

John Brown portrait, 1859 - John Brown (circa abolitionist and leader of the Raid at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia in 1859

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Harriet Ross, was an abolitionist who rescued more than 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the Civil War and women's suffragist.

Oct. 16, 1859. Abolitionist John Brown leads a group of 20 men in a raid on Harper's Ferry.

John Brown abolitionist who advocated armed rebellion by slaves. He slaughtered pro-slavery settlers in Kansas and in 1859 was hanged by Virginia for leading an unsuccessful slave insurrection at Harpers Ferry.

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 16th 1860 for his part in John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 1860 for his part in John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry.

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage

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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta March 1822 – March was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

1846 Portrait of John Brown

Daguerreotype portrait by August Washington of John Brown, legendary abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in This plate is possibly the first daguerreotype taken of Brown.

John Brown's execution  Pre-Civil War

John Brown was excuted for treason after trying to create a pro-abolitionist militant uprising - painting by Thomas Hovenden

Errol Flynn and Olivia. I can forgive her for her swoon poses because who wouldn't have?

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland - "Santa Fe Trail"(I pascoli dell'odio) - directed by Michael Curtiz - 1940

Harpers Ferry.... John Brown, Abolishionist, and catalyst for the Civil War. He ignited the fire by breaking into the U.S. Armory and Arsenal in Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia.

John Brown, Abolishionist, and catalyst for the Civil War. He ignited the fire by breaking into the U. Armory and Arsenal in Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia.

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