[ May 18, 2011; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Come out to the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library for an evening with John Brown! John Brown is best known for his failed raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, WVA in 1859. That event was a major step towards secession and the Civil War. In this portrayal, John Brown is in jail after he has [...]
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John Brown was an ardent abolitionist who, in 1859, led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in hopes of securing arms to lead a slave revolt in the South. Viewed as a martyr by many, Brown was hanged for his actions.
Photographic reproduction of a portrait of abolitionist John Brown [...]
[ October 16, 2009 to February 14, 2010. ] The Akron Art Museum is presenting selections from Jacob Lawrence’s celebrated screen prints in “The Legend of John Brown” until February 14, 2010.
Location: Akron Art Museum, One South High, Akron, OH 44308
This fall marks the 150th anniversaries of John Brown’s anti-slavery raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, and his December 2, 1859 execution. To commemorate this [...]
Photographic reproduction of a portrait of abolitionist John Brown who lead a raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia and intended to start a slave revolt, ca. 1855-1859. Ohio Historical Society Collections.
In 1859, abolitionist John Brown was responsible for one of the most important events that led to the American Civil War.
On June 23, 2009, the Summit County Historical Society and the City of Akron celebrated John Brown’s last trip through Akron and highlighted the story of this significant historical figure. The John Brown House was open for the event and drew quite a crowd. Some information on the event and on future plans to focus [...]