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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brown

 
 
John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2008
1. John Brown Marker
Inscription. Here John Brown aimed at human slavery a blow that woke a guilty nation. With him fought seven slaves and sons of slaves. Over his crucified corpse marched 200,000 black soldiers and 4,000,000 freedmen singing “John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave but his soul goes marching on!”

In gratitude this tablet is erected the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People May 21, 1932
 
Erected 1932 by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
 
Location. 39° 19.437′ N, 77° 44.454′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Storer College Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Storer College, along a brick path that begins in front of the Mather Training Center. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); The Niagara Movement at Storer College (a few steps from this marker); Storer College 1867-1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Hill during the Civil War
John Brown's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2008
2. John Brown's Fort
This Armory was the objective of John Brown’s Raid of October 18, 1858.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Land Divided (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (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.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown's Raid. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. A walking and driving guide to the Civil War story of Harpers Ferry. Among the trails is Camp Hill, along which the marker is found. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
John Brown Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 21, 2016
3. John Brown Marker location
John Brown's Fort site on the Storer College campus, near Permelia Eastman Cook Hall.
John Brown Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 11, 2006
4. John Brown Fort Marker
This is the original site of John Brown's fort. It is located across the street from the present Armory structure in the Lower Town of Harpers Ferry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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