john_brown.jpgLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) _ The brother of a civil rights activist from New York who was murdered in Mississippi nearly 40 years ago is one of the featured speakers for the annual John Brown Day being held at the 19th century abolitionist's former farm in the Adirondacks.

The event set for Saturday afternoon at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid will feature discussions on environmental and climate change issues.

Also speaking will be David Goodman, brother of Andrew Goodman of New York City, one of three young men murdered by the Ku Klux Klan during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964.

Brown was living at his Lake Placid farm when he planned his ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859. He was hung a few weeks later and is buried at the farm.