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Contact: Kim Biggs, 304-535-6024
On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a commemorative ranger guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort. The ceremony will include music, historic readings and a memorial roll call of the members of the Niagara Movement. Following the pilgrimage, a non-denominational memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry.
Those wishing to participate should drive directly to the Murphy Farm and then to the church.
The program is part of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Storer College, the first school in West Virginia to welcome students of all backgrounds. The year- long commemoration culminates on October 6-8, with a weekend of special tours, programs, drama and music. To learn more about Storer College's history and to check for additional information about the events, visit go.nps.gov/StorerCollege or call Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6298.