- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Actor Danny Glover will receive a human rights award at a historic site in the Adirondacks honoring abolitionist John Brown.

The first Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards will be presented Saturday at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site near Lake Placid. Organizers said Glover is expected to attend.

Other recipients are Albany civil rights leader Alice Green and the late Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess, a youth advocate.

Glover is a long-time political activist for humanitarian causes. He’s known for leading roles in the “Lethal Weapon” films, “The Color Purple” and “Angels in the Outfield” as well as many other movies and television shows.

John Brown was hanged in 1859 for trying to start an armed slave revolt with a raid on a U.S. arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He’s buried outside Lake Placid.

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