“It was his [John Brown’s] peculiar doctrine that a man has a
perfect right to interfere by force with the slaveholder, in order
to rescue the slave. I agree with him. They who are continually
shocked by slavery have some right to be shocked by the
violent death of the slaveholder, but such will be more shocked
by his life than by his death. I shall not be forward to think him
mistaken in his method who quickest succeeds to liberate the
slave.”—Henry David Thoreau
John Brown (1800–1859)
Printed at C & D Printshop, Chicago, IL.
This is #3 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.