Bankrolling John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry Tavis Smiley speaks with actress, singer and Emmy-winning producer Shusheel Bibbs about Mary Ellen Pleasant. The 19th century African-American millionaire risked her life and helped bankroll John Brown's failed 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry. Shusheel Bibbs currently tours the country performing historical reenactments of Mary Ellen Pleasant's life.
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Bankrolling John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

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Bankrolling John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

Bankrolling John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

Bankrolling John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Tavis Smiley speaks with actress, singer and Emmy-winning producer Shusheel Bibbs about Mary Ellen Pleasant. The 19th century African-American millionaire risked her life and helped bankroll John Brown's failed 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry. Shusheel Bibbs currently tours the country performing historical reenactments of Mary Ellen Pleasant's life.