Brown was an abolitionist with strong religious convictions. He felt that violence was necessary to end American slavery, since decades of peaceful efforts had failed. In May 1856, Brown and his sons killed five supporters of slavery in the Pottawatomie massacre. Brown then commanded anti-slavery forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown…
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John Brown House
This c.1830 home was purchased by Colonel Simon Perkins in 1844 and then rented to John Brown and his family for nearly 10 years.