John Brown was an abolitionist that led a revolt at the United States armory, Harpers Ferry, on October 2, 1859. In his effort to incite a slave revolt in Virginia, his sons were killed and most of his men were killed in this coup attempt. He was found guilty of treason against the United States and was executed. He declared, before he died, the slaves would never be free without war. 18 months later, the first shots of the Civil War was fired. This is known as the John Brown Slave Revolt.
John Brown is one of countless white men and women that risked/gave their lives for the cause of equal rights in America and why I have created this T-shirt for Black History Month. Because Black History is American History.