October 16: In Memory of John Brown — and the 1859 anti-slavery raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

“John Brown” — artist, Frank Cieciorka

John Brown:

“If it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done.” 
 
“I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”

 

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