John Brown Staute
27th & Sewell Streets
A statue dedicated in tribute to John Brown. Brown was an abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish all slavery.
Unlike most other Northerners, who still advocated peaceful resistance to the pro-slavery faction, Brown demanded violent action in response to Southern aggression. He gained attention when he led small groups of volunteers during the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas and the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859.