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

The Second Meeting of the Niagara Movement

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

 

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

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
1. The Second Meeting of the Niagara Movement Marker
Inscription.  
We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social, and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America. The battle we wage is not for ourselves alone but for all true Americans.
W.E.B. Du Bois, speaking at Storer College

In 1906, a black civil rights organization called the Niagara Movement held its second annual meeting on the Storer College campus. The conference organizers carefully chose the location of the movement's first meeting on American soil. They selected Harpers Ferry for its rich history, including the John Brown raid to end slavery, and Storer College for its commitment to education for people of all races.

[Captions:]
Niagara Members held their first Meeting in Canada near Niagara Falls.

W.E.B. Du Bois
Niagara Movement Founder and Secretary

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
2. The Second Meeting of the Niagara Movement Marker
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Location. 39° 19.441′ N, 77° 44.446′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fillmore Street and Storer College Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Washington 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. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); That was the happiest time of my life. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Land Divided (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College Veterans Memorial Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Niagara Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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