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John Brown – Abolitionist Hanged for Harpers Ferry Attack

On December 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for leading the failed raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown’s plan was to raid the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. He would use the weapons stolen to arm slaves so that they may revolt and free themselves. The raid didn’t go well, Brown and his men were… Read more »