A Radical Abolitionist
Early Life of John Brown
John brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut in May 9, 1800 to Ruth Mills and Owen Brown. His family were highly against slavery and felt that it was wrong. At a young age, Brown had to witness a 12 year old slave boy get beaten and whipped, scarring him for life and later inspiring him to help in the Underground Railroad.
His Work as an Abolitionist
He had been moving from place to place, facing many financial difficulties. He even took part in the Underground Railroad. He gave land to many of the free African Americans and formed a group called the League of Gileadites, a group focused on protecting African Americans from slave hunters. He later moved to Kansas, which at the time was going through conflict as to whether it will become a free state or a slave state. He then become involved in the conflict and in 1856, he and his men killed 5 pro-slavery me(biography.com), (civilwar.org)
Pictures and Accomplishments
A portrait of John Brown.
A Quote From John Brown
"These men are all talk, what we need is action, action!"
John Brown's Last Days
This is a newspaper article about how John Brown has been accused of treason and is about to be sentenced to death by hanging.
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