John Brown hanged

On December 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for murder and treason in the wake an unsuccessful attack on the US armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.



Read John Brown's last speech to the court at his trial, and review Daniel C. Draper, Legal Phases of the Trial of John Brown.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery [UN factsheet].

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