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YOU make the difference John Brown Lives! makes possible!  Your voice, your willingness to stand for others, your support of JBL! are vital to all we do.  That is why we are asking for a gift of $50, $100 or more, to make the most of the Pomeroy Fund matching grant. Between now and September 30th, Pomeroy will match every donation we receive by 50 percent. Your gift, and Pomeroy’s match, will take us nearly half-way to our summer goal of $20,000.  Click here to learn more!

Virtual Blues at Timbuctoo 2020

Stay tuned for how you can join us for this year’s virtual Blues at Timbuctoo presented by John Brown Lives! and Delta Blue.

Featured Artist line up includes:

Jerry Dugger

Michael Hill

Alexis P. Suter



Abolitionist, Prophetic Voice, Man of Action
In the eternal struggle for human rights, few have stood taller in the fight than John Brown.

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For Freedom, Human Rights and Climate Justice
These are the battles of our time. We won’t—we can’t—wait for change. In the spirit of John Brown, we make change happen.

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“We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation … we all need mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some measure of unmerited grace.”

Bryan S., Educator, NEH Summer Institute

“I wanted to thank you [JBL!] for another awesome experience. Listening to Janet McFetridge, Lewis Papenfuse and Dr. Barbara Ransby opened my mind and heart so much more. I hope I never stop learning or caring.”

Mark R. after attending John Brown Day 2019

“Martha, it was wonderful to meet you, and feel much enlivened by finding people so engaged in history, and weighing in on all its dichotomies and contradictions. Who knew in a place that still feels remote in this modern age that the spark of interest in history would be glowing brightly. “

~Fred M.
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Director reflects on John Brown Lives! at 20 Oct. 18, 2019 (Lake Placid News)

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Martha Swan, John Brown Lives! July 26, 2019 (Lake Placid News)

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John Brown honoree: ‘We have much work to do’

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