"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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Saturday, April 26, 2014

John Brown Day 2014 at Lake Placid, NY

Events begin on the evening May 6 with a book discussion of "Twelve Years a Slave" at the Lake Placid Library.

The film is shown for high school students with discussion at schools; selected screening and discussion for the general public led by Dr. J. W. Wiley on Friday evening.

Historian Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, author of The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolition, leads a full John Brown Day May 10 with "Engaging Students in Historical Inquiry: Bringing Brown's Raid (and the Raiders) Alive in the Classroom Educator Workshop" at the Heaven Hill Farm from 10 a.m. - 12 noon; at the John Brown Farm from 2 to 4 p.m. historians Laughlin-Schultz and Margaret Washington on "Women and Abolition" followed by Greg Grandin "Brown, Meliville and the Problem of American Slavery."  Other readings and performances will be at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Saturday afternoon, May 10--John Brown Day 2014.

John Brown Day 2014 is sponsored by John Brown Lives! a freedom education and human rights project and others; for further information call 518-744-7112 or email info@johnbrownlives.org.

Submitted by Jean Libby, Allies for Freedom
For more information, including the published schedule of events, see the John Brown Lives! facebook page

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