Brown, John (1800 – 1859)
- Radical abolitionist, the most notorious abolitionist
- May, 1856 – killed five pro-slavery southerners in what became known as the Pottawatomie Massacre – a catalyst event in American history.
- December 2, 1856 – executed on the gallows
- Martyred to some
- More important dead than alive
- Steven Vincent Bennett – John Brown’s Body
Works about John Brown
Douglass, Frederick (1818 – 1885)
- An escaped slave.
- Arguably the best orator of the 19th century.
- Largely self educated, became an eloquent writer.
- Publisher of the antislavery paper, North Star
Works by Frederick Douglass
Works about Frederick Douglass
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803 – 1882)
For the complete works of Emerson, see RalphWaldoEmerson.org here.