150th Anniversary of John Brown’s Raid Conference / Symposium

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John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of John Brown’s Raid is the title of a conference / symposium that will be held October 14 -17, 2009 at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Speakers will include David Blight, Spencer Crew, and Paul Finkelman.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, along with other partners, is hosting this multidisciplinary academic symposium on John Brown and his 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry. The symposium, which will be held at the Stephen T. Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry, is hoped to stimulate new and diverse academic research, scholarship, and debate.

A schedule and registration details can be found here.

2 thoughts on “150th Anniversary of John Brown’s Raid Conference / Symposium

  1. John Warren

    That’s a great question – as far as I can tell very little. There are plans to reenact the return of Brown’s body, but nothing definite that I’ve heard. I was at John Brown’s farm in North Elba last week and they had a small event planned. I will try and report whatever I hear about here, but I’m interested in hearing from anyone who knows about any planned events.

    Thanks for reading.


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