Anthony Trusso presents on John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
FDU student Anthony Trusso spent his summer working at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia as an intern with the National Parks Service. On Thursday, October 22, 2015, he gave a presentation entitled “John Brown at Harper’s Ferry” to standing-room-only crowd in Tombly Lounge.
The event was sponsored by Becton College and the College Writing Program. Freshman at the Florham Campus are reading The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride, a novel whose events revolve around the dawn of the Civil War. In the book, the main character and narrator Henry Shackleford, a slave, joins abolitionist John Brown and takes part in the raid on Harper’s Ferry.
The raid on Harper’s Ferry was a catalyst of the Civil War.
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