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The Time Trial of John Brown

The Time Trial of John Brown casts audience members in the role of jurors who decide how John Brown should be remembered in American history. Check out the video to get a sense of the process behind the show and why we're so interested in getting people talking about history.This video was created by Kent Chadwick, in partnership with the American University School of Communication. The Museum's award-winning historical theater educational programs are made possible through Goldman, Sachs & Co.This program is available in segments here: Introduction: happened at Harpers Ferry?: happened in Kansas?: John Brown a religious zealot?: violence against the government ever justified?: didn't John Brown use nonviolence?: John Brown a murderer?: John Brown insane?: slavery have ended anyway?: Statement 1: 2: lesson plan for teachers on this program is available here: more on our blog:
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