Foundations of Freedom

Foundations of Freedom (HM1CCD)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.424', W 77° 44.492'

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Harpers Ferry, including Anthony Hall (to your left), played host to large and small scenes in the epic human struggle for freedom and equality. In this building, the superintendent of the national armory contemplated how to strengthen the nation's military. On these fields, great armies battled over a divided land. Here, former slaves strove to obtain the education previously denied them by law.

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Storer College grew from a one-room schoolhouse in an abandoned armory building to a typical college campus by the time it closed in 1955. Today these buildings serve as a training center and offices for the National Park Service.

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During the Civil War, a war over the meaning of freedom, both Union and Confederate soldiers used the fields around you as staging, training, and battlegrounds.

Storer College, founded in 1867, was one of the first schools in the South open to African American students. Chartered as a school for all students, regardless of race or gender, Storer College was never able to achieve the goal of an integrated campus due to racial segregation laws.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263673 N 4356287
Decimal Degrees39.32373333, -77.74153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.424', W 77° 44.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 25.44" N, 77° 44' 29.52" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 Mather Pl, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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