Death Warrant of John Brown

On November 2, 1859 the abolitionist John Brown was convicted of conspiracy, murder, and treason for the raid on Harper's Ferry. He was sentenced to hang and was executed on December 2, 1859. Clarence Darrow admired John Brown and Brown's abolitionist views influenced Darrow to champion the rights of blacks throughout his life. Reproduction of painting copyrighted 1906 by E. Avey. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-36581