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Dangerfield Newby, The Real Django, Who Fought And Died To Free His Family From Slavery & Inspired The Civil War


Newby had no choice but to resort to violence in order to free his wife and children. As a result, in October 1859, he was one of several people who took part in John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Brown was an abolitionist who advocated for a more forceful anti-slavery position. Before conducting an attack on the government armaments station at Harper’s Ferry in October 1859, he fought pro-slavery residents in Kansas and Missouri, hoping that enslaved men and women would rise up against their slave-owners as a result of his acts.

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