John Brown Lives! is a community funded organization:

John Brown Lives is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible.

EIN: 45-4553106   Our IRS letter is available by request.

You can send a check to John Brown Lives! PO Box 357  Westport, NY 12993 or donate through PayPal here:

Join our Solidarity Circle

By joining JBL!’s Solidarity Circle, we’ll stand shoulder-to-shoulder, walk hand-in-hand, to advance racial justice, human rights and freedom here in the North Country and beyond. Your monthly support will ensure that we are able to engage our communities in vital and meaningful action, education, and conversation on the legacies of slavery and White supremacy—throughout the year.

Members of our Solidarity Circle are the financial backbone of John Brown Lives!, freeing us to spend less time fundraising and more time developing the unique programs and leadership JBL! is known for across–and beyond—our region.

Join the Solidarity Circle to stand in solidarity all year long!

“We treasure the Adirondacks as a special place that must be welcoming to everyone. In another time, John Brown and his family came to these mountains to further the historic fight for Black freedom in this country. Through the work of John Brown Lives!, his soul goes marching on.”

Jeff Jones and Eleanor Stein, Solidarity Circle Members

“I just saw the 2021 MLK day celebration on PBS. It’s a great program and Martha’s strong statement on behalf of JBL! was inspiring. So inspiring that I went immediately to the JBL! website and joined the Solidarity Circle in support of our work. Thanks to all who have moved us forward.”

Tom Terrizzi, Solidarity Circle Member
“We make regular donations to public lands causes, particularly friends of national parks organizations. I decided to see if I could find a park dedicated to John Brown (thus I found the NY farm), and then I decided to find a nonprofit partner who could use our donation, (thus I found your organization). While I have never been to upstate NY (Vermont is as close as I have come), I am impressed by your website and with the educational videos you post in the spirit of John Brown’s legacy. I believe Brown is one of the more important figures in US history, a catalyst steeped in the black radical tradition. Someday we hope to visit the farm and state park but until then I hope you can use our support in whatever way you see fit.”
Mike B., Nashville

JBL! would like to thank our Solidarity Circle members for their monthly gifts.

Jeff Jones and Eleanor Stein

Tom Terrizzi

James L. McElhinney

Martha Swan

Benita Law-Diao

Brad Ray

Melanie Reding

Clarence Hall

Martha Spear

Hadley Kruczek-Aaron

Adam Vander Tuig

William Ayers

Kimberley Cummins

Renedd Stauffer

Radworth Anderson

Sarah Chase