Church and School

Church and School (HM1CCU)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.475', W 77° 44.446'

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The school and mission work are inseparably interwoven with each other.
Storer teacher - Kate J. Anthony

The Curtis Memorial Freewill Baptist Church served as a spiritual anchor in the lives of both the students and the teachers of Storer College. Life was sometimes difficult at Storer College, one of the first schools for African Americans in the segregated South. Students and teachers alike faced hostility from local white residents, but found solace in religion. In 1894 the Freewill Baptists built this church to accommodate the needs of this growing community.

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The best singers from the school provided music every Sunday for the church. Students were required to attend daily chapel services and two church services a week. Many remained lifelong members of the church.

Windows in the church are dedicated to some of the northern Freewill Baptist congregations that helped to support Storer College through their missionary programs.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263742 N 4356379
Decimal Degrees39.32458333, -77.74076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.475', W 77° 44.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 28.50" N, 77° 44' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 770 Fillmore St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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