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February 17, 18, 19, 7pm – Theater – Tickets $20 general admission/ $15 Seniors and students JOHN BROWN: TRUMPET OF FREEDOM “An outstanding piece of historical theatre, powerfully acted by Norman Thomas Marshall. I highly recommend it.”   –F. MURRAY ABRAHAM,

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John Brown: 150 Years Later

John Brown (Born May 9, 1800 – Hanged December 2, 1859) Tragic Prelude by John Steuart Curry. This mural is housed in the Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka, KS. November 29 to December 5, 2009 150 Years Later Various

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Why John Brown Matters

Why John Brown Matters 1847 daguerrotype taken by Augustus Washington, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. There is a very special thread that runs through American history. It is the thread of people fighting for freedom and equality for everyone, regardless

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John Brown’s Philadelphia Connections

John Brown’s Philadelphia Connections Written by V. Chapman-Smith, Regional Administrator, National Archives at Philadelphia 2009 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Harpers Ferry Raid (October 16th) and the hanging of John Brown (December 2). This year is also the 160th

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John Brown’s Philadelphia Timeline

John Brown– A Timeline View through Philadelphia 1800 May 9: John Brown is born in Torrington, CT. His father, Owen, is a strict Calvinist, who hates slavery and believes that holding humans in bondage is a sin against God. 1812

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Brown’s Address to the Virginia Court

From John Brown’s Address to the Virginia Court at Charles Town, Virginia on November 2, 1859: Unattributed, 19th Century drawing from the Virginia Military Institute archive. “[…] I have another objection; and that is, it is unjust that I should

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John Brown: 150 Years Later – Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: November 29 – December 5 Ongoing until April 30, 2010 National Archives at Philadelphia, Free Picturing John Brown (exhibit) John Brown scholar Jean Libby’s photographic exhibit of John Brown images. Supplemented with rare John Brown materials and

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John Brown Book Events and Cell Phone Tour

Wednesday, December 2 Historical Society of Pennsylvania/Library Company of Philadelphia, 6 p.m., Free The Empty Coffin: John Brown and Philadelphia A Talk by Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. After his death, John Brown’s body traveled through Philadelphia. Worried about the possibility

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John Brown: 150 Years Later – Made Possible By…

John Brown: 150 Years Later is made possible by the efforts and cooperation of these organizations: Pennsylvania Abolition Society Incorporated in 1789, the PAS is a not-for-profit organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded by Anthony Benezet in 1775 and

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