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African-Americans mark the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
Most see Brown and his followers as heros
by WKSU's KAREN SCHAEFER


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Karen Schaefer
 
The only known photograph of John Anthony Copeland, who was 25-years old when he was executed for treason after participating in the raid on Harpers Ferry
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One hundred-fifty years after John Brown made his unsuccessful raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, some Americans are still not sure what to make of him. But for many African-Americans, Brown was a hero and so were the men who followed him. This weekend more than fifty descendants of one of Brown's raiders returned to the place where Brown and his men fought and died with the goal of freeing the slaves.
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