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John Brown's Fort and Lincoln Hall at Storer College
John Brown's Fort and Lincoln Hall at Storer College (Boyd B. Stutler Collection)


On August 15, 1906, the Niagara Movement began a five-day meeting on the Storer College campus at Harpers Ferry, during which attendees paid tribute to John Brown and speakers spoke in support of African-American civil rights.

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Announcement of Niagara Movement meeting in Harpers Ferry
"Equality of Races"
Niagara Movement meeting in Harpers Ferry
Biography of J. R. Clifford
Biography of Booker T. Washington


On This Day in West Virginia History: August