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Harper's Ferry National Historical Park - Niagara Centennial Commemoration - Niagara: A Story of Freedom


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In 2006, Harper's Ferry National Historical Park will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the gathering of the Niagara Movement, the first major civil rights organization of the 20th century. Founded in 1905 by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois this group was the forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


The public centennial commemorative activities will be held on August 18, 19, 20, 2006. Music, drama, scholarship, panel discussions and ranger guided programs are just a few of the opportunities that will be offered during this three day commemoration.


Harper's Ferry National Historical Park hopes that you will join us for this special commemorative event to honor the Niagara Movement, the cornerstone of the modern civil rights era.


Address: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65
Phone: 304-535-6026
Our Email: HAFE_Niagara2006@nps.gov

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Harper's Ferry National Historical Park - Niagara Centennial Commemoration - Niagara: A Story of Freedom

In 2006, Harper's Ferry National Historical Park will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the gathering of the Niagara Movement, the first major civil rights organization of the 20th century. Founded in 1905

Harpers Ferry, WV Historic Parks

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival and 9th Anual Tim Gavin Downriver Race

Saturday, June 16th.
Race starts at 1:00pm, and the Festival begains at 2:00pm.
Live music throughout the day feturing "Jah Works"

Harpers Ferry, WV Other Events

Civil War Preservation Trust Park Day

Volunteers interested in history and presevation will work together at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Contact David Fox at (304) 535-6282 or david_fox@nps.gov for more information. 9:00

Harpers Ferry, WV Other Events

Things to do Historic Parks near Harpers Ferry, WV

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