- Jan 17, 2021
As my family liked to put it, John Brown was “the good crazy.” And I think that perfectly sums up Brown. Brown’s uprising was in reality was one of the most craziest things to imagine, but all of it was for the amazing cause of ending slavery. I believe that his attempted uprising was successful as it boosted the abolitionist cause. I remember going to Harpers Ferry and entering the very building that Brown was captured in by Robert E. Lee’s marines. The place was overall empty but you could really feel the history of the place, looking at the stand with a depiction of the capture. It gave a feeling hard to describe, but it definitely made this uprising feel more personal when standing in the very spot John Brown stood. John Brown was technically was a terrorist, but now a days he’s remembered for being a figure of freedom. Back then he was viewed the same by the north but the south were the ones who found him guilty of terrorism which is understandable, but I think that in conclusion, Brown was the good kind of crazy, who fought to the end for a good cause that he’s remembered for.
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