Episode 50: Searching for the Ghost of John Brown

John Brown by Frank Cieciorka, Movement Press
“I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.” –Written on the day of his execution

For this special episode we change things up a bit and journey to the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, to the town of North Elba, and to the home and final resting place of the abolitionist John Brown. We come to celebrate one of the greatest freedom fighters in US history, to honor his legacy, and to pledge our allegiance to the cause of Black Freedom and human liberation. This year—the centennial celebration of John Brown Day—we meet up with our friend and comrade Tom Morello and his family, and Bernardine Dohrn presents him with the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award from the activist group, John Brown Lives!

Check our Twitter and Instagram as we will be adding more of Bill’s photos and videos from John Brown Day 2022 over the next few days!

Featured Poem:

Langston Hughes, I Too

Free write:

How do people get people free? How have people done it historically and how can we do it now and in the future?

Tom Morello performing live upon receiving the 2022 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award

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