JOHN BROWN COMING HOME, THE 150TH COMMEMORATION
Special events scheduled for December 4-8, 2009
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — This year marks the 150th anniversary of abolitionist John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry and his subsequent trial and execution. The annual John Brown Day Celebration on May 8th-9th launched a yearlong commemoration of Brown, whose raid on Harper’s Ferry set the nation on a path to Civil War. From now through December 8th the commemoration will include a series of events and feature a major symposium of leading academics, authors and civil rights advocates.
With 2009 marking the election of the first African-American as president, John Brown’s determined effort to tear down the institution of slavery that held over 4 million in bondage has special meaning and is drawing special attention as historians re-examine his life, his actions, the repercussions and the many rumors and circumstances that surround this most controversial figure that changed the destiny of our nation.
To learn more about the John Brown Coming Home events scheduled for December 4-8, 2009, please visitwww.johnbrowncominghome.com.
John Brown Coming Home
Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau
49 Parkside Dr.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Tel: 518.523.2445 ext. 108