The Colored Hero of Harper’s Ferry

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  • 1 Feb 2016
    John Anthony Copeland - Harper's Ferry
    Steven Lubet

    Black History Month – John Anthony Copeland

    All this month fifteeneightyfour is celebrating Black History Month with a series of articles exploring the lives of some of the most important people in African-American history.

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  • 16 Sep 2015

    Inside John Copeland

    John Anthony Copeland, Jr. was a heroic figure at the center of John Brown's fight against slavery and his raid on Harper's Ferry, but he is just a footnote in most accounts of the momentous raid. Steven Lubet, the author of The "Colored Hero" of Harper's Ferry, talks about what his decision to bring Copeland's narrative to light and the surprising discoveries he made along the way.

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