Slavery and Resistance - John Brown's Fort

A Brick from John Brown's Fort

In the antebellum United States, slaveholders met African American resistance with quick and violent repression. John Brown became infamous as a radical white abolitionist who sparked armed war against slavery two years before the outbreak of the Civil War. Brown led an interracial group of men in an attack on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, VA (now WV) on October 16,1859. The engine house where the raiders were caught became known as "John Brown's Fort.: more...

Material Brick, paper
Catalog # HAFE 3610
Date November 30, 1846
Description Red brick with drawing of John Brown's Fort pasted on face; supposedly from the original Structure.
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