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

The Niagara Movement

 
 
The Niagara Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
1. The Niagara Movement Marker
Inscription. Here, on August 15-19, 1906, on the Storer College campus, the Niagara Movement held their first open and public meeting on American soil. Organized by W.E.B. Du Bois and others a year earlier in Erie Beach, Ontario, Canada, the Niagara Movement became the cornerstone of modern civil rights movement and was the forerunner of the NAACP.

(Sponsor of this marker): Star Lodge No 1 F&AM and Jefferson Co. Black History Pres. SOC.
 
Erected 2006 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 19.474′ N, 77° 44.425′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Fillmore Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Foundations of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Storer College Veterans Memorial Gate (a few steps from this marker); Virginia Lodge No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); Church and School (within shouting distance of this marker); A Land Divided (within shouting distance of
The Niagara Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
2. The Niagara Movement Marker
this marker); Camp Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College 1867-1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Hill during the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Niagara Movement. Photos of the movement and the resolutions passed at Harpers Ferry. (Submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Niagara Movement. (Submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Camp Hill, Storer College, and the Niagara Movement. (Submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Camp Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
3. Camp Hill
While some of the original buildings from Storer College have passed with time, several remain that date to the time of the Niagara Movement meeting in 1909. Camp Hill, used during the Civil War as a marshaling area by both Federals and Confederates. The open field was transferred from the government to the college in 1869 along with several old Harpers Ferry armory buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,824 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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