Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Frederick Douglass and John Brown Historical Marker

Posted by: sailerd

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.”

Address:
West Washington St., Behind Southgate Mall
CHAMBERSBURG, PA, 17201

(Courtesy of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails)

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

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