Pilgrimage (HM58C)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.482', W 77° 45.703'

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In July 1896, members of the National League of Colored Women traveled here from Washington, D.C. and posed for their picture in front of John Brown's Fort. The women came to pay homage to Brown and his raiders, establishing a pilgrimage tradition for other civil rights organizations.

Mary Church Terrell, the League's first president, helped lead its fight against lynchings and racial segregation. She described the organization's mission as: "lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go?we knock at the bar of justice asking an equal chance."
HM NumberHM58C
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261880 N 4354597
Decimal Degrees39.30803333, -77.76171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.482', W 77° 45.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 28.92" N, 77° 45' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Murphy Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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