Zahra Hasanain

About Zahra

Zahra Hasanain is a 4th year student at UC Berkeley majoring in History with a focus on 19th century U.S. history. In her spare time, she enjoys browsing Wikipedia and baking.

Examining how vital information about John Brown has been twisted or omitted in response to oppressed peoples’ response to him may help us to more truthfully “remember John Brown” and connect him with other “immortal raiders” and activists who have fought white supremacy. And while it may be easy to assume that historians, artists, and everyday people have grown more sympathetic toward John Brown over time, the contested memory of Brown challenges the myth that Americans have become more progressive on racial politics and education.