Black History Month Programs at Harpers Ferry NHP

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Date: January 27, 2017
Contact: Todd Bolton, 304-535-6026

In celebration of Black History month and to kick-off the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Storer College, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend the following programs highlighting Harpers Ferry's rich African American history. These programs will be offered every Sunday during the month of February. Please note, times and locations vary. For additional information, call the park Visitor Center at 304-535-6298.

Sunday, February 5   
Black History Exhibit Opening/Reception
Mather Training Center at 2:00 pm
Join in the opening of the 2017 Black History Month exhibit, "Shining Stars of Storer College." This special exhibit will highlight five Storer graduates who made national and international contributions in their fields. Light refreshments will be served and Park Ranger Guinevere Roper will present a short program on the history of Storer College. This program will take place at the Mather Training Center, located at 51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry, WV at 2:00 pm.
 
Sunday, February 12
"Lifting as We Climb"
Freewill Baptist Church at 2:00 pm
Discover the incredible story of Storer College graduate/ teacher and civil rights activist, Coralie Franklin Cook, in this dramatic presentation by Ilene Evans. An inspired storyteller, performer and scholar, Ms. Evans portrays significant women of color who have changed the world. This program will take place at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church, located at 27 Storer College Place, Harpers Ferry, WV at 2:00 pm.
 
Sunday, February 19
Storer College Documentary
Mather Training Center at 2:00 pm
View a 60-minute documentary on Storer College by Emmy winning producer Midge Flinn Yost. The film covers the college's history with extensive interviews from college alumni, historians and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, David Levering Lewis. This program will take place at the Mather Training Center, located at 51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry, WV at 2:00 pm.
 
Sunday, February 26
Soul Food Tasting Program
Saint Philip's Episcopal Church at 3:00 pm
Savor a variety of delightful dishes at the annual Black History Soul Food Tasting program. Sponsored by the Jefferson County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) this year's program highlights the Storer College Sesquicentennial commemoration. Park Ranger Guinevere Roper will share a power point presentation on the history of the college prior to the tasting. Hosted by the Judea Community Christian Church, this program will take place at the Saint Philip's Episcopal Church, located at 411 South Lawrence Street, Charles Town, WV at 3:00 pm.
 



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