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Niagara Movement event scheduled Sunday

August 19, 2010

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to retrace the footsteps of the men and women in 1906 of the Niagara Movement during a commemorative walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

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 Curtis Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry.

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

For information, call Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6029.

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