“I have only a short time to live, only one death to die, and I will die fighting for this cause. There will be no peace in this land until slavery is done for.“
Who is John Brown?
In sociology, we learn that most people draw their views and morals from their parents and community. In my family, I believe that when you walk into someone’s house, you speak to everyone. John Brown’s family believed in anti-slavery views, and just as studied in sociology, he adopted his parent's morals. This led him to becoming one of the great anti-slavery abolitionists.
I'm Jaelyn Washington and this is Crash Course African American History
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Here is a little background: The time is 1800 and the Northern states and the Southern states are fighting over the topic of slavery. Northern being portrayed as anti-slavery and Southern as pro slavery. This was a war on economic versus morals and a fight for the start of black freedom. Now that we got the basics, let’s get into John Brown
Slavery isn't right!
Stop messing with our property!
He was born May 9, 1800, Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
Tell me some facts about John Brown
Established League of Gileadites, an organization established to help runaway slaves escape to Canada
After the failure of many of his businesses, he became a conductor on the Underground Railroad
John Brown led a small band of men to Pottawatomie Creek on May 24, 1856. The men dragged five unarmed men and boys, believed to be slavery proponents, from their homes and brutally murdered them. Afterward, Brown raided Missouri freeing eleven slaves and killing the slave owner.
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Let's talk a walk down John Brown's event timeline
October 16, 1859, John Brown and his men raided the Federal Arsenal, but it failed. Slaves did not join the raid and two of his sons and most of his men died
John Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859. His last words were “Charlestown, Va, 2nd, December 1859I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty, land: will never be purged away; but with Blood. I had as I now think: vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed; it might be done.”
As you can see, John Brown was a very influential abolitionist
One year later, the first Southern state succeed from the Union