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

That was the happiest time of my life.

Storer student

 

— Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Storer College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2020
1. Storer College Marker
Inscription.  
Female students arriving here at the Cook Hall dormitory were greeted with a welcoming letter that advised them, "Here you will come as refuge from the strangeness or perplexities of campus life. Here you will fight your battles of adjustment to new surroundings. Here you will gain new understanding of community living and of friendships." Storer College provided a refuge from the pressures of segregated society. Students flourished within the structure of Storer community. Football teams played on the field before you, and literary clubs and musical groups met in the buildings around you.

You loved the school…this building was you.
Storer alumnus, Ruby Reeler

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
 
Location. 39° 
Storer College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2020
2. Storer College Marker
Cook Hall seen in the background.
19.447′ N, 77° 44.425′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on McDowell Street just south of Fillmore Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 McDowell St, 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. A Land Divided (within shouting distance of this marker); The Niagara Movement at Storer College (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Niagara Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College Veterans Memorial Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Church and School (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Lodge No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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