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Cook Hall, Storer College

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Niagara Movement member Max Barber wrote eloquently of the meaning of Harpers Ferry as the site for the 1906 meeting, "I have heard men speak of the…thrill which comes to one as he stands…on a spot where some great deed was wrought that perceptibly advanced the world...I too have known what it meant to mediate at Valley Forge...and Gettysburg. But I must confess that I had never yet felt as I felt at Harpers Ferry." Some of the historic buildings remain from Storer College and the site of the Niagara Movement meetings. At this small school, in its few buildings, the Niagara Movement called on the federal government to "wipe out illiteracy." Stand in the shadows of these old halls and consider how important they were to the young students of Storer and the hopeful pioneers of Niagara. Grasp the meening of W. E. B. DuBois' statement in 1949, "Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for five thousand years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental."

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West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0059

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