Jacob Lawrence, Two Builders Playing Chess, 1996, soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in color on white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Friends of African and African American Art, 1998.163.
After John Brown's capture, he was put to trial for his life in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia),
For 40 years, John Brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition of the slaves,
For 12 years, John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising; all this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery,