Season 4, Episode 8 (Episode 125)
Date: 1/14/1960

 

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: James Mason

Also Starring: Ossie Davis, Robert Duvall

Terry's Character: -

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: John Brown was an anti-slavery crusader. In 1859, a group led by Brown, raided a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, (now West Virginia). The purpose was to secure weapons to arm others to carry on the fight to abolish slavery. The raid failed and perhaps ironically, it was Robert E. Lee who later would command the confederate army in the Civil War, who captured Brown. Brown was hanged in Virginia.