Kentucky Historical Society
John Brown's Raid is Focus of Presentation
Frankfort, KY (March 31, 2011) — John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry had far-reaching repercussions. Join Tim Talbott, coordinator of the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) student and teacher outreach programs, as he presents “Principles Opposed to the Public Peace: Kentuckians’ Reactions to John Brown’s Raid,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
In the weeks and months following Brown’s raid, Kentuckians made it well-known that they would not tolerate abolitionist agitation within the state’s borders. Attendees will learn the many ways that this national event affected the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Talbott’s presentation is a History Speaks! event, part of the KHS Highlighting History series which also includes regular Food for Thought programs. History Speaks! presentations are free and open to the public.
For more information on the KHS Highlighting History series, including the full Spring and Summer 2011 schedule, visit: http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=29".