The Niagara Movement at Storer College

The Niagara Movement at Storer College (HM1CD8)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.442', W 77° 44.445'

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The battle we wage is not for ourselves alone but for all true Americans.
W.E.B. DuBois

In 1906, the Niagara Movement held its second annual meeting on the Storer College campus.

The Niagara Movement was the first national organization of Negroes which aggressively and unconditionally demanded the same civil rights for their people which other Americans enjoyed.
Elliot M. Rudwick, historian, 1957

Symbolically important as the first meeting of the group on American soil, the conference organizers carefully selected the location of the meeting. They chose 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.

We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social?
W.E.B. DuBois speaking at the 1906 Niagara Movement meeting

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Attendees at the 1906 Niagara Movement conference posed at Anthony Hall, the building in front of you. General Secretary W.E.B. DuBois is seated fifth from the right.
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HM NumberHM1CD8
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263742 N 4356318
Decimal Degrees39.32403333, -77.74075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.442', W 77° 44.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 26.52" N, 77° 44' 26.70" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51 Mather Pl, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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