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Niagara Movement pilgrimage guided to John Brown’s Fort

By Staff | Aug 19, 2016

On Sunday, Aug. 21, at 8 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a commemorative ranger-guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort.

The Niagara Movement was an early Civil Rights organization and the forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The ceremony will include music, historic readings and a memorial roll call of the members of the Niagara Movement.

Following the pilgrimage, a non-denominational memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located on Fillmore Street in Harpers Ferry.

Those wishing to participate should drive directly to the Murphy Farm and then to the church.

For further information, call Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6298.