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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J. R. Clifford

 
 
J. R. Clifford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. J. R. Clifford Marker
Inscription. Born 1848 in Hardy Co. A Civil War vet., Storer College graduate, teacher and principal at local Sumner School. Published Pioneer Press (1882), first African American paper in state. First of race to pass state bar exam (1887); argued two race discrimination cases before Supreme Court. A founder of Niagra Movement, a predecessor of NAAC_, and its 1906 Harpers Ferry meeting. Died Martinsburg, 1933.
 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Celebration 2000 and the West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 27.583′ N, 77° 58.133′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on West Martin Street west of Raleigh Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 W Martin St., Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumner-Ramer Memorial School (here, next to this marker); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Federal Building
Marker in Front of Sumner-Ramer Memorial School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Marker in Front of Sumner-Ramer Memorial School
Now known as the Ramer Center, home of the Sumner Ramer African American School Museum and The Berkeley County Schools’ Instructional Resource Center, Media Services and Special Education departments.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Boyd House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Also see . . .  J. R. Clifford. (Submitted on June 20, 2007.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,724 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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