Death of John Brown

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The Death of John Brown by Frank Lloyd Garrison (1805 - 1879) This speech, by one of the nation's most famous and influential abolitionists, best known  as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and president of the American  Antislavery Society from 1843-65, was delivered in Boston a few weeks after John Brown  was hanged in Charles Town, Virginia (now in West Virginia) in 1859.  God forbid that we should any longer continue the accomplices of thieves and robbers,  of men-stealers and women-whippers! We must join in the name of freedom. As for the  Union -- where is it and what is it? In one-half of it no man can exercise freedom of  speech or the Press -- no man can utter the words of Washington, of Jefferson, of Patrick  Henry -- except at the peril of his life; and Northern men are everywhere hunted and  driven from the South, if they are supposed to cherish the sentiment of freedom in their  bosoms. We are living under an awful despotism -- that of a brutal slave oligarchy. And 
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