Welcome back to John Brown Today! In this episode, the first of two parts, I'm talking with my friend, Ian Barford, a Tony-nominated actor who is also a John Brown enthusiast and, in his own right, quite a scholar and researcher. For some years now, Ian has been working artistically on the theme of John Brown and Frederick Douglass, and I'm excited for the direction that his work has taken. This summer, Ian and I traveled around Kansas, visiting historical sites and then the beautiful Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, where I dug in for several days of solid research. If you're interested, here's a link to the John Brown Today blog, where you'll find an article with pictures and links from our Kansas trip.
I'm sure you'll enjoy our conversation and reflections on John Brown.