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<p>John Brown, leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, is seen in this 1857 picture. Brown and his followers attempted to end slavery in the United States by armed force. The 19th-century abolitionist who advocated armed violence is drawing a diverse crowd in New York to study how his fight against slavery continues to play in America.</p>

John Brown, leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, is seen in this 1857 picture. Brown and his followers attempted to end slavery in the United States by armed force. The 19th-century abolitionist who advocated armed violence is drawing a diverse crowd in New York to study how his fight against slavery continues to play in America.

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