Some of John Brown's New England supporters were prominent social reformers, individuals who became caught up in a conspiracy they were only later to completely understand. During this drama they come to grips with the fact that their support for John Brown triggered a long, bloody war. Was John Brown a saint or a madman? Were his supporters heroes or traitors?
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the raid, public radio station WYSO 91.3 FM and the Living History Theatre, in YellowSprings, Ohio present this original radio drama. The drama takes place during the weeks between Brown's capture and his execution, when the entire nation held its breath and slowly made its judgment.