2nd Saturday Civil War Series: Dangerfield Newby’s Fight for Freedom with Jon-Erik Gilot
October 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
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Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9370579279 Meeting ID: 937 057 9279
Next to John Brown himself, perhaps the most recognizable and evocative image
of John Brown’s October 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry is the haunting portrait of
former slave turned raider Dangerfield Newby. This talk will follow Newby from
his childhood in Virginia to his life in Ohio, death at Harpers Ferry, his legacy in
popular culture, and how the Newby Family continued Dangerfield’s fight for
freedom after his death.
Jon-Erik Gilot has worked in the field of public history for more than 15 years
and is active in numerous historical organizations. A contributing historian at the
popular Emerging Civil War blog since 2018, his work has been published in
books, journals, and magazines. His first book for the Emerging Civil War Series,
John Brown’s Raid, was recently published by Savas Beatie Publishing.
Jon-Erik earned a degree in History from Bethany College and a Master of Library
& Information Science from Kent State University. Today, he serves as Curator at
the Captain Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post in Carnegie,
Pennsylvania, and works as a business archivist and records manager in
Wheeling, West Virginia.