Dec. 2, 2017
John Brown's Was Executed December 2, 1859
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, 158 years ago today John Brown was hung by the neck until he was dead. John Brown's crime was his absolute hatred of the vicious system of slavery. Today I bring some of the words of Frederick Douglass and the effect the failed raid had on the Presidential campaign of William Seward in the election of 1860. This extreme act of courage by John Brown and his followers eventually led to the election of Lincoln and the start of the Civil War.