John Henry Brown
American historianDied when: 74 years 214 days (895 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
John Henry Brown (October 29, 1820 – May 31, 1895) was an American journalist, military leader, author, politician, and historian, who served as a state legislator and as mayor of both Galveston (1856) and Dallas, Texas (1885-1887).
Brown was among the first to publish scholarly histories of the state of Texas and the city of Dallas.Since the late 20th century, Brown has been the subject of significant criticism.
His writing and speeches, particularly in the antebellum years, expressed considerable racism and discrimination against African Americans, most of whom in Texas gained freedom only after the Civil War and emancipation.
He also opposed abolitionists and later whites who were sympathetic to the freedmen.
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