"Posterity will owe everlasting thanks to John Brown for lifting up once more to the gaze of a nation grown fat and flabby on the garbage of lust and oppression, a true standard of heroic philanthropy, and each coming generation will pay its installment of the debt. . . . John Brown saw slavery through no mist or cloud, but in a light of infinite brightness, which left no one of its ten thousand horrors concealed." Frederick Douglass

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Congress of Racial Equality Chairman to Lay Wreath at John Brown's Grave





NEW YORK-CORE Officials Mark the 150th Anniversary of John Brown's Execution

NEW YORK--CORE officials, Roy Innis (National Chairman), George Holmes (Executive Director) and Joe Lovece (Board Member), will take part in the 150th Anniversary of the execution of abolitionist John Brown on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at "John Brown Coming Home" in Lake Placid, NY where Brown and most of the Harper's Ferry raiders are buried.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. at the High Peaks Resort, located at 2384 Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid, some of the nation's most notable academics who specialize in John Brown, the Civil War, slavery in the time of Brown until today and the importance of activism will be taking part in a forum to discuss the events surrounding the Harper's Ferry Raid.

The forum will be followed by a march to the grave site and the laying of a wreath on Brown's grave led by Roy Innis, national chairman of CORE, with a gospel concert held in the evening

According to Hon. Roy Innis, "John Brown's contributions in ending slavery have not been properly recognized. Within two years of his death, the Civil War broke out. He was the spiritual inspiration of the Union Army as evidenced in the song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".

For more information visit:

JOHN BROWN COMING HOME
Brian McLaughlin
Publicist
Congress of Racial Equality -- CORE
New York, NY
212-598-4000

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