A new series on Showtime starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown prompted me to dig into the Almanack archive for articles about Brown. (And don’t miss scholar/writer Amy Godine’s virtual Grange Hall talk tomorrow night about the historic statue of Brown at his Lake Placid farm.)
Here are a few gems:
- His last days: 2009 marked the 150th anniversary of Brown’s anti-slavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, his subsequent execution and the return of his body to North Elba. That fall, Almanack founder John Warren penned a series of articles about Brown’s last days.
- Brown’s widow: All about Mary Ann Day Brown, John’s wife and Washington County native.
- Adirondacker Hall of Fame: Tim Rowland on why John Brown gets top billing in list of famous Adirondackers.