This week marks the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. Many historians claim the raid was the unofficial start of the Civil War. We talk with playwrights and historians about the anniversary and the evolving legacy of John Brown, the man.


  • Greg Artzner Member of Magpie, co-author and producer, "Sword of the Spirit"
  • Terry Leonino Member of Magpie, co-author of the play, "Sword of the Spirit"
  • Dennis Frye Chief Historian, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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