John Brown Day in Lake Placid, May 10
|Margaret Washington, author of|
Sojourner Truth's America
Biographer of Brown Family Women to Speak at Lake Placid
Caudell writes that Laughlin-Schultz tracked the Brown women across the country, from coast to coast, and found one of her important sources the papers of the late Edwin N. Cotter, now held at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. “There were a lot of archives to cover,” she said. Laughlin-Schultz did not end her study at the hanging of Brown in 1859, but continued to trace the lives of Mary Brown and her daughter Anne, long afterward. Mary Brown and some of her family migrated westward during the Civil War, and the abolitionist's widow died on the west coast as did several of the Brown's adult children. "Their lives forever were affected by their relation to him, in good ways and bad.”
See Robin Caudell, "The Women Behind John Brown," Press-Republican [Plattsburgh, NY], 1 May 2014
Brown and Tubman Descendants to Speak at
Peterboro, June 14 & 15
An entire program of Civil War remembrance is scheduled for both days, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
To learn more about this event and the National Abolition Hall of Fame, click on this link.