John Brown (abolitionist)

American abolitionist

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John Brown (abolitionist): American abolitionist
John Brown was an American abolitionist. Brown, who said that speeches, sermons, and petitions were accomplishing nothing, that "moral suasion is hopeless", saw violence as unfortunately necessary if slavery in the United States were to be eliminated. An intensely religious man who at one point studied for the ministry, and who effortlessly quoted the Bible from memory in his speeches, Brown felt that this was the work God had called him to do. He said repeatedly, after he was arrested, that he was following the Golden Rule.


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