May 9, 1800

John Brown was born. Now he lies a’mouldering in the grave.

A little background here.

… if we want some white allies, we need the kind that John Brown was, or we don’t need you.

5 thoughts on “May 9, 1800

  1. John Brown; my kind of caucasian. Seriously, he was a stand-up guy.

    Cheers for the reminder.

  2. I had heard the song before as a child. but it was never explained. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of more information.

  3. Thank you for this post. I have been thinking about some of what I learned in an AP American History course shortly after I arrived in the US. I thought the teacher was odd. She didn’t like or dislike me, she just didn’t notice me. And I remember the spin she put on slavery and John Brown…funny how these things stood out because they created cognitive dissonance. I am trying to educate my daughters about white people who fought/fight racism because these stories of resistance are not taught.

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