Run everyone run, John Brown is kiling to free slaves. He has taken over the Harper's Ferry arsenal. He is a radical abolitionist trying to free slaves. He believes god sent him to end slavery.
On October 16, 1859 Brown raided Harper's arsenal and distributed weapons to slaves. He needed the weapons to attack slave holders to free slaves. Did not get local slaves to support raid. But he held hostages. The marines show up led by Robert E. Lee and they hung him