Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Frederick Douglass and John Brown Historical Marker

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Dedicated 8/21/1994, this roadside marker reads, “The two abolitionists met at a stone quarry here, Aug. 19-21, 1859, and discussed Brown’s plans to raid the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. He urged Douglass to join an armed demonstration against slavery. Douglass refused, warning the raid would fail; the Oct. 16, 1859 attack confirmed his fears. Brown was captured with his surviving followers and was executed Dec. 2, 1859.”

West Washington St., Behind Southgate Mall

(Courtesy of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails)

Posted in Uncategorized Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 4:50 am.

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