Pottawatomie Creek

Title: Pottawatomie Creek
Category: /Law & Government/International
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Pottawatomie Creek
Each June, in the small town of Osawatomie, Kansas, local residents hold a pageant to select a high school girl to be the new "John Brown Queen." The unlikely namesake of this pageant was responsible for the murder of five unarmed men in 1856 along the nearby Pottawatomie Creek. His memory is intertwined with the town's past, for he fought to keep Osawatomie free of slavery. The annual summer event is a celebration of a man …showed first 75 words of 1076 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 1076 total…to the citizens of Concord, Massachusetts. "No man in America has ever stood up so persistently and effectively for the dignity of human nature.... ." Brown was found guilty of murder, treason, and of inciting slave insurrection. On Dec. 2, 1859, he was hanged. It was a turning point for America, for with his death all hope of a peaceful end to the slavery issue died as well. http://www.johnbrown.org/ and all link from this website

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