-is an radical abolitionist
-born in Torrington,Connecticut
- he spent his childhood in Ohio
-he married twice and had 20 children
-he was a conductor on the underground railroad
-he came from a very strong anti-slavey family
-was born May 9,1800
-died December 2,1859
-died by being hung
John Brown is a radical abolitionist who violently tried to overthrow the slavery system. He believed that God told him to start the violence with the Arsenal and etc. His reputation was good compared to the Norths review but the south disagreed with the violence.
During the Bleeding Kansas him and his 5 sons led an attack on the pro-slavery residents that were unarmed.
- When Brown took over the arsenal, 10 of his followers were killed by Robert E Lee’s group and or federal group. Brown and the rest of his followers fled and went to a firehouse to hide which Robert E Lee found him again and killed 3 more of his sons Brown was captured and sentenced to death
John Brown went around England raising money to bring his anti-slavery war to the South
On May 24,1856 John led a small band to Pottawatomie Massacre and dragged 5 unarmed men out of their homes and they believed that they were slavery proponents and brutally murdered them.
[proponents]-a person who advocated the theory or takes action.
John Brown was under arrest and as he was leaving he kissed the African American baby