John Brown Day- Let the truth go marching on and forward!

Posted: October 16, 2014 in Call to Action, for your reflection, In Remembrance, Solidarity

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On this day in 1859, white abolitionist John Brown and his followers raided a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, with the intention of using the weapons to arm slaves. Seven were killed in the raid and ten were injured. Brown himself would later be captured and tried for treason.

On this day in 1859, white abolitionist John Brown and his followers raided a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, with the intention of using the weapons to arm slaves. Seven were killed in the raid and ten were injured. Brown himself would later be captured and tried for treason.<br /><br />
https://libcom.org/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states-howard-zinn/9-slavery-without-submission-emancipation-without-freedom

On this day in 1859, white abolitionist John Brown and his followers raided a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, with the intention of using the weapons to arm slaves. Seven were killed in the raid and ten were injured. Brown himself would later be captured and tried for treason.
https://libcom.org/…/9-slavery-without-submission-emancipat…

 

From our article, Push Aside Sam Colt. Stand Up Real Deal Sheroes and Heroes of the Civil War we find this in our opening lines:

The radical abolitionists—Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and John Brown—are the only figures in American history before the emergence of the worker’s movement with whom we can identify. We know this as a fact.  Walt Whitman and Albert D. J. Cashier are our people our true heroes. Clara Barton opened up the door to providing relief to victims of war and disaster on a neutral bases, with a caring for humanity. These folks are indeed our sheroes and heroes. These folks indeed stand up tall stong and powerful. We celebrate them.

Harper’s Ferry National Park, with links to other information see: http://www.nps.gov/hafe/historyculture/john-brown.htm

(4 ) The Conspirators Biographies see: http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/jbrown/men.html. An excellent source for information on John Brown’s Army.

The men of John Brown’s army. We celebrate these brave men who fought for justice and freedom.

Owen Brown
Owen Brown
Watson Brown
Watson Brown
Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown
William Thompson
William Thompson
Dauphin Thompson
Dauphin Thompson
Jeremiah Anderson
Jeremiah Anderson
O. P. Anderson
O. P. Anderson
John E. Cook
John E. Cook
John A. Copeland
John A. Copeland
Barclay Coppoc
Barclay Coppoc
Edwin Coppoc
Edwin Coppoc
Shields Green
Shields Green
Albert Hazlett
Albert Hazlett
John H. Kagi
John H. Kagi
Lewis S. Leary
Lewis S. Leary
William H. Leeman
William H. Leeman
Francis Merriam
Francis Merriam
Dangerfield Newby
Dangerfield Newby
Aaron Stevens
Aaron Stevens
Stewart Taylor
Stewart Taylor
C. P. Tidd
C. P. Tidd

(5) See The Last Days of John Brown, by Henry David Thoreau.

After Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and gave the go-ahead to the recruitment of black troops, nearly 200,000 joined up to fight for their own freedom.

Writing in 1861, Karl Marx said, “The present struggle between the South and North is, therefore, nothing but a struggle between two social systems, the system of slavery and the system of free labour. The struggle has broken out because the two systems can no longer live peacefully side by side on the North American continent. It can only be ended by the victory of one system or the other” [“The Civil War in the United States”]. Criticizing Lincoln’s early wavering on emancipation, Marx declared, “Events themselves drive to the promulgation of the decisive slogan—emancipation of the slaves.”

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