"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 30, 2010

John Brown (May 9, 1800 - December 2, 1859)
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"Today is my last day upon Earth.  Tomorrow I shall see God.  I have no fear, I am not afraid to die.  And I can say the words of our blessed Saviour: 'Father, forgive them: they know not what they do. . . .'"

John Brown, letter fragment, December 1, 1859

1 comment:

Alice Keesey Mecoy said...

Thank you my friend for the tribute to my Great Great Great Grandfather.

Peace and Love

Alice