John Brown

John Brown

Broadcast: December 11, 1940
Added: Dec 11 2014

This is the story of John Brown, the strange zealot who stalked the land in the cause of abolition. 

John Brown is a legend, but that legend was a man, a wrathful, white bearded giant of a man, rangy of frame and with eyes that burned relentlessly, mercilessly with prophetic fire. It was late in the year of 1855 that John Brown strode into the territory of Kansas. There were a dozen men lounging around the stove at the Border Inn, and there were rifles across their knees. At the knock on the door, the innkeeper scurried to answer...