Sesquicentennial Commemoration for John Brown Raid
Tuesday, March 16, 11am
final Sesquicentennial Commemoration for John Brown Raid
will occur in Charles Town, WV on March 16, 2010. It
is the 150th anniversary of the execution of Aaron Stevens
and Albert Hazlett, two of John Brown’s raiders.
commemoration will take place starting at 11am at the
Jefferson County Courthouse where the trials were held.
Following a narrative of of the two trials a procession
will be held, with those present walking to the execution
site, about four blocks from the courthouse. A newspaper
description of the hangings will be read. Wreathes will
be laid at the site by descendants or proxies.
program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Black Historty
Preservation Society, the Jefferson County NAACP, the
Harpers Ferry Historical Association and the Jefferson
County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information
contact Bob O’Connor