May 9, 1800: Abolitionist John Brown is born.
Thomas Satterwhite Noble, John Brown’s Blessing, 1867. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society
Our exhibition “Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War” includes the rope and noose that were believed to have hung John Brown. Read the Times’ review here: http://nyti.ms/1fKw466