Saturday, February 12, 2011

My interview with Norman Marshall on John Brown

Despite all the sudden technical difficulties that arose, it is my pleasure to present my February 10, 2011 interview with actor Norman Marshall about his play JOHN BROWN: TRUMPET OF FREEDOM running at the Moonstone Arts Center this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7PM. To buy tickets go to:

This excerpt did not include a lot of what Marshall said because of technical difficulties however he begins here talking about how Brown's abolitionist cause attracted different people from very different walks of life. At top is a photo of Norman Marshall as John Brown courtesy of his website Below is a famous rendition of John Brown by John Steuart Curry called "Tragic Prelude" referring to his hanging at Harper's Ferry after his raiding a Confederate arsenal. Special thanks to DJ Champe for clearing up major technical difficulties in the studio, that made my conversation with Norman Marshall possible.


  1. Thank you for posting this for all to hear. Even with technical difficulties it is a wonderful interview. Norman is a very good friend of mine and I highly recommend his portrayal of my Great Great Great Grandfather, John Brown.

    Alice Keesey Mecoy
    Great great great granddaughter of John Brown

  2. Wow thank you so much Ms. Mecoy. What a beautiful, strong, inspiring legacy to be proud of. A legacy like that makes you want to get up in the morning and work for more military withdrawals across the country. Your great great grandfather is a continued source of inspiration and hope for me. I think that today he would organize to fight against our military economy which does as much if not more to enslave people across the world. I saw Norman's show on February 19th in Philly and what struck me most was his believing he was called by God to do this. I thank you for your input.