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Dred Scott, famous slave MP (1799 - 1858)

From "Dred Scott's fight for freedom, 1846 - 1857" Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case wa...

10/11/2014 2/1/2016

Maj. Gen. (USA) John Charles Frémont, "The Pathfinder" MP (1813 - 1890)

""The Pathfinder""

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S., and the first...

8/31/2007 12/21/2012

John Anthony Copeland, Jr. MP (1834 - 1859)

. John Anthony Copeland, Jr. (1834–1859) was born a free black in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1843 when he was a child, his family moved north to Oberlin, Ohio, where he later attended Oberlin Colleg...

11/13/2011 12/5/2012

Born in Pennsylvania on July 17, 1830, Anderson was educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, then immigrated to Canada, where he learned the printing trade and met Brown in 1858. Anderson was one of fi...

10/26/2012 12/5/2012

Dangerfield Newby MP (1815 - 1859)

Dangerfield Newby (1815 – 1859) was the oldest of John Brown's raiders, one of five black raiders, and the first of his men to die at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Born a slave in Fauquier County, Virgini...

4/19/2011 12/2/2012

Lewis Sheridan Leary MP (1835 - 1859)

Lewis Sheridan “Shad” Leary accompanied John Brown on the raid of the Harpers Ferry arsenal (October 1859), where he was killed during the gun fight with federal troops. Leary was said to be handsome a...

11/7/2011 12/2/2012

Shields Green MP (c.1836 - 1859)

Shields Green,Fugitive slave from Charleston, S. C. Joined Brown at Chambersburg, having come there with Frederick Douglass, August 19th; was known as the "Emperor," but how he obtained this name is no...

11/8/2012 12/2/2012

John Brown (Abolitionist) MP (1800 - 1859)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brown, c.1856. Born May 9, 1800(1800-05-09) Torrington, Connecticut Died December 2, 1859 (aged 59) John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) wa...

7/23/2008 12/6/2011

Frederick Douglass MP (c.1817 - 1895)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a...

7/8/2007 5/13/2011