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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Black Americans

 
 
The Black Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 3, 2017
1. The Black Americans Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of
The Black Americans
who fought here
for freedom
from human slavery

June, 1976


 
Erected 1976 by the Assn for Study of Afro-American Life and History & Amoco Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1976.
 
Location. 39° 19.503′ N, 77° 44.456′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Storer College Place, on the left when traveling east on Fillmore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Curtis Freewill Baptist Church, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Lodge No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Church and School (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College Veterans Memorial Gate (within shouting distance
The Black Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 3, 2017
2. The Black Americans Marker
At the entrance to Curtis Freewill Baptist Church
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of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye (within shouting distance of this marker); Harpers Ferry / John Brown’s Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Niagara Movement (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Storer College. (Submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Storer College Digital Collection. (Submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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