Tuesdays, June 28, July 5 & 12, 10 a.m. - noon

John Brown considered slavery to be America's original sin-first declaring that all men are created equal only to disavow that in the Constitution. Not only did he oppose slavery, but he was also the leading exponent of violence in the abolition movement. We'll closely examine Brown's life and the roles he played during the Bleeding Kansas period, the sacking of Lawrence, the Pottawatomie massacre, the battles of Black Jack and Osawatomie, his incursions to free slaves in Missouri, and finally, the failed raid on Harper's Ferry, which led to his hanging. 

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