Zinn Education Project: John Brown´s Last Speech

Subject: The People Speak: Josh Brolin reading John Brown
Themes: Civil Rights 19th Century
Age groups: High School
Resource type: Websites

Abolitionist John Brown delivered his last speech in a courtroom in Charles Town, West Virginia on November 2, 1859. The speech, given one month before his execution, defended his role in the action at Harper's Ferry.

READ THE FULL ENTRY AND SEE THE CLIP OF JOSH BROLIN READING JOHN BROWN´S SPEECH HERE.