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Live Performance~ Shields Green, John Brown's raider !

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Join the Gist of Freedom for a live performance, Dr. David Anderson is Shields Green! Mr. Green was one of the five black men that rode with John Brown!

As a young man he escaped through the Underground Railroad network to Rochester, New York, where Frederick Douglass provided shelter and introduced him to brave abolitionists like John Brown. 

Frederick Douglass- "While at my house, John Brown made the acquaintance Negro man who called himself by different names-sometimes "Emperor," at other times, "Shields Green." He was a fugitive slave, who had made his escape from Charleston, South Carolina; a State from which a slave found it no easy matter to run away. But Shields Green was not one to shrink from hardships or dangers. He was a man of few words, and his speech was singularly broken; but his courage and self-respect made him quite a dignified character. John Brown saw at once what "stuff" Green "was made of," and confided to him his plans and purposes. Green easily believed in Brown, and promised to go with him whenever he should be ready to move.

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Telephone: 585-389-5140, or 585-482-5192 (Nazareh College)
P.O. 181 Royleston Road,Rochester, New York 14609?

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