Old John Brown Artifacts: “John Brown’s Final Request”

As the 150th Anniversary of John Brown’s death winds down, I’ll be posting images of some of the artifacts from his era.

On November 29, 1859 – three days before his execution – an incarcerated John Brown wrote a letter to the wife of one of his comrades, which described his vision of his own funeral:

“I have asked to be spared from having any mock; or hypocritical prayers made over me, when I am publicly murdered: & that my only religious attendants be poor little, dirty, ragged, bare headed & barefooted, Slave Boys; & Girls; led by some old greyheaded Slave Mother….Your Friend, John Brown”

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Previously: John Brown’s Constitution

NY Times Reviews Old John Brown Exhibit

One Man’s Crusade Against Slavery, Seen From Two Angles

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Old John Brown Artifacts: “Letter From Mahala Doyle – Wife Of A John Brown Victim”

As the 150th Anniversary of John Brown’s death winds down, I’ll be posting images of some of the artifacts from his era.

After Brown was incarcerated following his raid on Harper’s Ferry, he wrote several letters from jail and even received some hate mail. This particular letter is from a woman, Mahala Doyle, whose husband and two sons were killed by Brown’s peoples at Pottawatomie. The letter really humanizes the reality behind an armed uprising.

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Old John Brown Artifacts: “Civil War Songbook”

As the 150th Anniversary of John Brown‘s death winds down, I’ll be posting images of some of the artifacts from his era.

Below is a copy of an original Civil War songbook, compiled and illustrated by an unknown Union soldier in November 1862. One of the songs, “John Brown’s Body”, originated with the Massachusetts 12th Regiment. It was actually as much as a tribute to the fallen abolitionist as it was used to poke fun at a fellow soldier in the unit named John Brown.

Props to NY Historical Society

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Funniest UFC Post-Fight Rants This Year

Those who know me, know I’m a big MMA fan. In addition to the actual fights, I find many of the post-fight comments quite entertaining. Here’s some of the funniest ones from this year…

5. Shane Carwin

  • Carwin pretty much shocked MMA fans by knocking out the highly-respected Gabriel Gonzaga with a short jab to the jaw. His post-fight remarks are classic Americana AA-meeting status.

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New John Brown Mixtape Drops On Datpiff.com!!

The Burbs Life.com Launch Party!! One Little West – 9.10.09!!!

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John Brown Interview On The Carey Sisters Show 8.20.09

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A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by these two sexy entrepreneurial divas. While initially caught off guard by their racially-charged probing, I eventually settled in and delivered my Burbsnosis – i.e. plugging this website repeatedly. HHB!  

John Brown Interview on The Carey Sisters Show

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NEW John Brown Tracks From “The Burbs Life.com”

On 9.9.09, I’m releasing my 5th mixtape with the homies DJ Woogie and Datpiff. Here’s three of the songs from the project to give you an idea of the musical direction. Burbology at its finest…

“Everything Burbs” – prod. by Eitan Noyze

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“Going Places” – prod. by Don

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“We Run The Burbs”

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