October 16, 1859: John Brown Leads a Raid at Harper’s Ferry
On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown led 21 men — 5 blacks and 16 whites — on a raid of the United States federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Brown and his “army of emancipation” hoped to incite a slave rebellion throughout the South, but his efforts were thwarted by Marines led by Robert E. Lee.
Regarded by many as a martyr for the antislavery cause, Brown was wounded and arrested only to be later convicted of treason and executed.
Raising a child is like taking care of someone who’s on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.
Ron Funches (via littlemiss)