Celebrating Rights and 
Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870
An Interactive Historical Investigation by David Troy 1996
JOHN BROWN Portrait taken from James Beard Lithograph.

JOHN BROWN took a stand against slavery when, on October 16, 1859, he and a 21-man "army of liberation" took control of the Federal Arsenal in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia (then Virginia). After a thirty-six hour standoff, with most of his men killed or wounded, Brown was captured and then hung on December 2, 1859. Brown's trial and execution forced the nation to question the practice of slavery and sent it headlong into civil war.

 1996 David C. 
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