"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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Monday, April 28, 2014

Birthday Greetings--

Actor Norman Marshall, Portrayer of John Brown


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, veteran actor and John Brown enthusiast, Norman Marshall, celebrated his 75th birthday with family and friends at John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City, N.Y. As he notes in this short excerpt from his remarks, Marshall has devoted many years to portraying Brown in a one-man play, "John Brown: Trumpet of Freedom," written by George Wolf Reily. Marshall acknowledges Reily in these remarks, along with one of his guests, the activist Lynne Stewart.   Happy Birthday, Norman!

LouMike & Norman
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Yours truly with JB Smokehouse
Owner and JB enthusiast,
Josh Bowen


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