John Brown Lives!

This event has been a long time in the making and I signed on to take part when I was still living in Virginia.  John Brown Lives! is a small organization led by Martha Swan, which focuses on public and educational outreach around issues related to freedom and oppression in history and in our world today.  Freedom Then, Freedom Now offers a little something for teachers, students, and anyone else who is interested in the history and legacy of emancipation.  The list of speakers and subjects to be discussed looks very interesting and David Blight will deliver the keynote address.  I am going to host a screening of Glory for the community and then work with a group of teachers on how they can use it in the classroom.  It promises to be a fun weekend.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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6 comments… add one
  • Pat Young Oct 27, 2012 @ 14:41

    Took my kids to visit North Elba to the John Brown house. Then took them down to Harper’s Ferry and the Kennedy Farm. Interesting discussion. My sons said that if it was white people being held as slaves by blacks in the South, white women being raped by black masters, no one today would say that John Brown was a terrorist or madman.

    Anyway, I love Lake Placid. Visit Saranac Lake next door to see the American Magic Mountain for TB sufferers. The entrance to the Saranac Hotel is on the second floor, supposedly to discourage tubercular pedestrians from stopping in.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 27, 2012 @ 14:51

      This will be my first trip to the region. Looking forward to it.

  • Michael Lynch Oct 25, 2012 @ 12:33

    Some time ago I ran across a reference online to a Douglass descendant who works against modern-day slavery, and I think it was the same guy mentioned in the ad.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 25, 2012 @ 12:36

      Same person.

  • Scott A. MacKenzie Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:27

    I guess his soul does go marching on.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:49

      I like that.

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