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Captain John Brown Exhibits

  • 01 Oct 2011
  • 31 Oct 2011
  • Atlanta, GA

Captain John Brown: An Abolitionist and a Martyr in conjunction with traveling exhibition, Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown Exhibition

AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library
           Exhibition Hall
           111 James P. Brawley Drive
           Atlanta, GA 30314

Description: In conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown, on display at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, The Archives Research Center announces the opening of the exhibit Captain John Brown: An Abolitionist and a Martyr, an exhibit chronicling the adult life of John Brown through his correspondence and publications. The displayed letters tell of his family life, business ventures as well as his work as an abolitionist. One letter from Frank Sanborn asks for the captain’s assessment of the needs of abolitionist soldiers fighting the guerilla war in Bleeding Kansas. Another, written by John Brown, relays his feelings as he is preparing for his execution in 1859. Among the publications displayed in the exhibit will be a copy of John Brown’s funeral discourse, a narrative of events at Harper’s Ferry and W.E.B. Dubois’s biography of John Brown written for American Crisis Biographies.

Note: Special tours can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays of the month by contacting Open to the public between 9am and 6pm on weekdays.

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