Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘John Brown’


When Johnny Came Marching West

When Johnny Came Marching West
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On April 9, 2015 local churches, schools and public buildings can partake in a national observance. A nationwide commemoration of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Confederate Army—150 years ago—will be observed on Thursday.¹ Locations with bells will ring them for four minutes beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST—one minute for each year of the […]

Pasadena’s Progressive Spirit Began With Abolitionist Pioneers

Pasadena’s Progressive Spirit Began With Abolitionist Pioneers

Awhile back, we wrote about abolitionist John Brown’s three children and son-in-law, who settled in Pasadena in the 1880s. Though certainly the most famous, they were far from being the only abolitionists in early Pasadena; nor were they the only ones with connections to John Brown. The city’s ties to the pre-Civil War antislavery movement were […]

Pasadena’s Abolitionist Heritage

Pasadena’s Abolitionist Heritage

One of the casualties of the recent Station Fire was a serene peak in the Altadena foothills known as Little Round Top. Named for the site of a decisive Union victory in the Civil War, it is also the gravesite of one of the unsung heroes of the abolitionist movement. Owen Brown, son of radical […]

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