On Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA will host a symposium called “The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon”: John Brown & The Coming of the Civil War.
David S. Reynolds, author of John Brown Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, will be the keynote speaker.
The symposium begins at 9 a.m. on the 7th Floor of Scibelli Hall, with registration at 8.30 a.m. This event is open to the public and free of charge.
More information is available at http://www.stcc.edu/whatsnew/
John Brown moved to Springfield in 1847 to establish a wool distribution company. Although the business failed, the four years Brown spent in the city deepened his involvement in the abolitionist movement.
Pre-registration would be appreciated and can be done by notifying Professor John Gately at Gately@stcc.edu.
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