FILE - This 1857 file photo shows John Brown, leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Vermont has designated Oct. 16, 2017, John Brown Day in that state. Brown led the raid on Oct. 16, 1859, hoping to start an armed slave revolt. He was executed two months later.
FILE - This 1857 file photo shows John Brown, leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Vermont has designated Oct. 16, 2017, John Brown Day in that state. Brown led the raid on Oct. 16, 1859, hoping to start an armed slave revolt. He was executed two months later. AP Photo, File)
FILE - This 1857 file photo shows John Brown, leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Vermont has designated Oct. 16, 2017, John Brown Day in that state. Brown led the raid on Oct. 16, 1859, hoping to start an armed slave revolt. He was executed two months later. AP Photo, File)

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