As a major part of the national acknowledgement of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society presents the exhibition The Portent: John Brown's Raid in American Memory. The exhibition is on display at the VHS through April 11, 2010.
Learn more about John Brown in this video
John Brown and his followers easily seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, but soon afterwards Brown was captured and a number of his men were killed. He did succeed, however, in initiating a national debate about slavery. Use the menu bar to play or pause the video, adjust the volume, or view full screen mode.
Listen to William M. S. Rasmussen's Banner Lecture
"The Portent: John Brown's Raid in American Memory"
On October 15, 2009, William M. S. Rasmussen delivered a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition The Portent: John Brown's Raid in American Memory.
Length: 0:50:08 | Format: MP3 Audio | Listen to the lecture online
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
have generously supported the John Brown exhibition.