October 18, 2019 By MARTHA SWAN - John Brown Lives! , Lake Placid News Twenty years ago, on Oct. 16, 1999, John Brown Lives! hosted its first solo event at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. It was the 140th anniversary of Brown's raid on a federal arsenal in [...]
Martha Swan, John Brown Lives! July 26, 2019 By ANDY FLYNN - Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Lake Placid News onday, July 15. Martha Swan sat down with the Lake Placid News at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, underneath a tent a short distance from Brown's grave. She's the executive director of [...]
May 10, 2019 By NAJ WIKOFF , Lake Placid News In 1998, two years before the 200th anniversary of abolitionist John Brown's birth, author Russell Banks released "Cloudsplitter," his fictional memoir by Brown's son Owen. A year later, Banks organized a celebration at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on the [...]
Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and one of this year’s recipients of the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award, addresses the audience at a celebration of John Brown Day in Lake Placid Saturday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo) LAKE PLACID — When Barbara Ransby [...]
To listen and learn, to speak with courage, and to acknowledge that our nation’s history is still evident in today’s headlines — that’s what the spirit of John Brown means to me.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines violence as the use of force so as to injure, abuse, damage or destroy. We tend to think of the use of physical force, but there is a multitude of ways of inflicting violence.
Every year, the group John Brown Lives honors activists who work in the spirit of the great abolitionist.
Actor and activist Danny Glover, Albany civil rights leader Alice Green and youth advocate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess were honored with the first Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards at a ceremony Saturday, May 7.