Thu, Aug 20|
Black History in the Adirondacks: Harpers Ferry and the Execution of John Brown
Tom McGrath - Hanging from the Beam: Harpers Ferry and the Execution of John Brown.
Time & Location
Aug 20, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT
About the event
By 1859 John Brown was convinced that extreme measures must be taken to abolish slavery. This lecture follows Brown’s failed attempt to start a slave insurrection at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, his trial, and public execution. We will then follow Brown’s body through the Adirondacks to his final resting place in North Elba.