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History Alive program set

By Staff | Aug 15, 2014

The sole African-American participant who survived John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry is coming to Shepherdstown!

Of the five African-American members of John Brown’s Raiders at Harpers Ferry in 1859, only Osborne Perry Anderson escaped and remained free. In 1861 he published the only eyewitness account of the raid and its preparations, A Voice from Harper’s Ferry. Mr. Anderson was active in the abolitionist movement and during the Civil War served as a Union soldier, and will be portrayed by Joseph Bundy of Bluefield. Both Anderson and presenter Bundy will answer questions.

Please join in for this free program from 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 16, at O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 E Washington St, Shepherdstown. Light refreshments will be served.

This presentation is made possible through the “History Alive!” program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).