'Marching Through Georgia'; 'Palmyra Schottische' (Ken Burns)
John Brown (Si Kahn)
John Brown's Body (Paul Robeson)
I Can't Stand the Rain (Cassandra Wilson)
'Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier'; 'Battle Cry for Freedom', 'We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder'; 'Lorena' (Ken Burns)
02.18.2007 (was 02.12.2006)
John Brown was a terrorist, a man who led a raid in Kansas that butchered five unarmed men. He was also, arguably, of the few white people in 1850s America who was totally color blind. According to a new book he was "the man who killed slavery and sparked the Civil War." So, was John Brown a "good terrorist"? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll consider the legacy of this most complicated historical figure.