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#OnThisDay 1859: Late on the night, John Brown and twenty-one armed followers stole into the town of Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, (now West Virginia) as most of its residents slept to overturn slavery #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: The men–among them three free blacks, one freed enslaved person, and one fugitive enslaved person–hoped to spark a rebellion of freed enslaved persons and to lead an “army of emancipation” to overturn the institution of slavery by force. To these ends the insurgents took some sixty prominent locals including Colonel Lewis Washington […]