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John Brown

John Brown's Holy War.

A look inside the abolitionist, John Brown: a complex man, farmer, warrior, and avenging angel, revealing the man behind the legend. He is the father of American terrorism-- and an inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. More than 150 years after his execution, questions swirl around John Brown: was he a madman or a martyr? A bloodthirsty fanatic or a great American hero? Draws on interviews with historians and writers and includes commentary on John Brown, Frederick Douglas, James Redpath, Henry David Thoreau, Henry A.

Mean To Be Free: John Brown's Black Nation Campaign.

Film tracing through historic photographs, artworks, poetry and modern scenes the causes and consequences of the attack by abolitionist John Brown on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Va., October 16, 1859. 53 min.