John Brown




Jim Campbell'S SCRIPT

John Brown was so opposed to slavery that he was kicked out of the state of Kansas over the issue.  With a small army of five blacks, thirteen whites (including two of his sons) and a wagon load of arms, he attempted to end slavery by arming the slaves.

I pity the poor in bondage, that have none to help them; that is why I am here; not to gratify any personal animosity, revenge or vindictive spirit.

 It is my sympathy with the oppressed and wronged, that are as good as you, and as precious in the sight of God.  You may dispose of me easily, but this question is still to be settled -- the Negro question -- the end of that is not yet.

-Now if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slaved country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I say, let it be done.  Let it be done, Let it be done.

 (Actors cry out, some for hanging him, some against.)

John Brown was captured and lead out to be hanged.  The thing that was so ironic about this was as John Brown was being lead out to be hanged, he believed that what he lived for was right and he knew that what he was about to die for was right.  People gathered around, just like you and I to watch John Brown be hanged.  His cold eyes were cruel looking, but as he walked, he saw a black woman with her child pressed high and his cruel eyes grew tender as he reached down and kissed (smack) the black child.  As revolting as it seemed to his peers (they could only respect John Brown.)

John Browns Trial



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