John Brown was born in Torrington, Conneticut
Brown built his own tannery there.
Lusk died while giving birth to her last child.
Mary Day was 16 years old. She cared for his 5 children he had with Lusk and gave him 13 of her own
He did this at Elijah LoveJoy's funeral.
He was shot for his abolitionist newspaper.
The Kansas Nebraska Act gave settlers the right to vote if they wanted their states to be free or slaved.
He follows his sons to Los Alba, Kansas.
He met with this influential group of abolitionists known as the Secret Six.
He met with Frederick Douglass and tried to convince him to join him on his raid to Harper's Ferry.
Confederate batteries open fire on Fort Sumter; marking the start of the Civil War
the thirteenth amendment to the constitution ends slavery.