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Martha Swan, John Brown Historian

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Martha Swan, founding director of John Brown Lives! Living in Lake Placid, Martha will bring reports to Peterboro on Saturday, June 12 at noon. During her program “The World that Made John Brown — and The World Yet to be Made,” Swan will review the many activities held throughout 2009 commemorating John Brown and Harpers Ferry. Swan initiated and produced the Dreaming of Timbuctoo Traveling Exhibition that forced a re-thinking of Gerrit Smith’s antebellum “scheme of justice and benevolence” championing black voting rights and the redistribution of land to 3,000 free black New Yorkers. Members of the Cabinet of Freedom for the Hall of Fame will be at the abolition exhibit and the newly

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