8/27 2020

Violin vigil to mark McClain death anniversary

2021-01-02T21:25:59+00:00August 27, 2020|

Violin vigil to mark McClain death anniversary BY ROBIN CAUDELL Press-Republican Aug 27, 2020 Updated Oct 20, 2020 IMAGE PROVIDED Jazz violinist/recording artist Charlie Burnham leads the “Violin Vigil for Black Lives” 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. LAKE PLACID – Jazz violinist/recording artist Charlie [...]

8/20 2020

Case Not Closed?

2020-08-22T12:53:53+00:00August 20, 2020|

August 8, 2020 Press Republican by Alvin Reiner ELIZABETHTOWN — A letter with more than 700 signatures requesting the reopening of a case involving the alleged actions of an off-duty police officer was delivered to the office of Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague Thursday. On June 6, Cohoes Police Officer [...]

8/7 2020

700+ Call for More Investigation of Cop Who Made False Report

2020-08-22T12:44:24+00:00August 7, 2020|

August 7, 2020 Adirondack Daily Enterprise by Elizabeth Izzo John Brown Lives Executive Director Martha Swan speaks at a press conference outside the Essex County Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo) ELIZABETHTOWN — More than 700 people have co-signed a letter calling for a full investigation [...]

6/6 2020

JBL! Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

2020-08-22T12:43:52+00:00June 6, 2020|

June 6, 2020 John Brown Lives! (JBL!) grieves the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless other black lives that have been taken at the hands of law enforcement and vigilantism. Black Lives Matter, and JBL! stands in solidarity with our black sisters and brothers in [...]

10/18 2019

Director reflects on John Brown Lives! at 20

2019-10-18T17:12:28+00:00October 18, 2019|

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 [...]

7/26 2019

Martha Swan, John Brown Lives!

2019-10-18T17:21:37+00:00July 26, 2019|

Martha Swan, John Brown Lives! July 26, 2019 By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , 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 [...]

5/10 2019

John Brown Farm State Historic Site friends group celebrates 20 years

2019-10-19T19:17:44+00:00May 10, 2019|

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 [...]

5/6 2019

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

2019-10-19T17:48:36+00:00May 6, 2019|

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 [...]

4/4 2018

John Brown Day 2018

2019-07-24T13:30:50+00:00April 4, 2018|

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.

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