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by DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Berryville, Va., man was charged Saturday with three offenses after police allegedly found a loaded gun, a machete and other items in a car he was driving, police said. Kenneth Lee Crouse Jr., 41, 413 Persimon Lane, was charged with two counts of concealed dangerous weapons and left of center, Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker said Sunday. Crouse was arraigned before Magistrate Gail Boober and released on $5,000 bond, Buracker said. Crouse did not say why he had the gun, the machete and other items in the car, Buracker said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - History buffs and others continued to enjoy the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement on Sunday, including about 300 people who traced the steps of an inspirational walk to pay tribute to abolitionist John Brown. The Niagara Movement involved a 1906 meeting in Harpers Ferry of black leaders and others who were working for freedom and equality for blacks. The movement became the foundation for the formation of the NAACP. At the 1906 meeting, Niagara Movement members honored the memory of abolitionist John Brown by walking to the fort where he was captured in Harpers Ferry at the start of the Civil War. Brown had a plan to start a war against slavery, but he was captured in a fire engine house after he and others raided Harpers Ferry.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 20, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - This is what Anissa Chams-Eddine wrote on her quilt square Saturday during the Centennial Commemoration of the Niagara Movement in Harpers Ferry: "I know why I'm here, but why are you?" It's a deep thought for a 10-year-old girl to have, and she expressed others when asked about the Niagara Movement, the precursor to the NAACP. "I want to learn more about this," she said, saying she learned about the Civil War and Reconstruction in school, but not the Niagara Movement.
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August 19, 2006
Thumbs up to B. Marie Byers , for her fine performance as moderator of two Washington County candidate forums this past week. For two hours each night, she kept the proceedings running smoothly and professionally, enforcing the rules in a way that gave all candidates an equal chance to be heard. Byers also spent months helping to plan the events. Thumbs up to the late W.E.B. DuBois and the late J.R. Clifford , among others, who in 1905 founded the Niagara Movement, which held its first meeting in 1906 at the campus of Storer College, now a part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 18, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd set a poignant tone Thursday for the opening ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement, saying he would not go into some of his personal history that those in attendance did not appreciate. Byrd did not mention it during his speech, but he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, something he long has denounced. "I said it before, I'll say it now. I was wrong. I don't say that to get your votes. I don't have to say that to get your votes," Byrd told dozens of people, including black leaders, during the opening ceremonies at the Storer College campus, now a part of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
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August 17, 2006
The following is a list of entertainment highlights during the Niagara Movement Centennial at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: Today · 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. - Dramatic re-enactment of the landmark 1898 West Virginia civil rights court decision that bolstered equal educational opportunities; Curtis Freewill Baptist Church, on the grounds of Storer College. Free tickets are required. Call 304-535-6166. Friday, Aug. 18 · 5:30 p.m. - Catered reception; Howard Burns Ensemble, Food Court · 6:45 to 7 p.m. - Gospel Prelude, The Shiloh Baptist Church Gospel Choir of Washington, D.C.; Murray Stage (inclement weather site, Du Bois Tent)
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 15, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd will participate in Thursday's opening ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, his office said Monday. Byrd, D-W.Va., is expected to speak during the opening ceremonies, which begin at 3 p.m., Byrd officials said. The Niagara Movement was founded in 1905 by a group of black men led by W.E.B. DuBois, J.R. Clifford and others. The organization's 1906 meeting, the first in the U.S., was held on the campus of Storer College, now part of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | August 13, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - W.E.B. Du Bois. J.R. Clifford. William Monroe Trotter. These are not household names like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Ralph Abernathy, but they were significant contributors to the nation's civil rights movement in the early 20th century. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the first meeting on U.S. soil of the Niagara Movement - the precursor to the NAACP - in Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Jefferson County, W.Va.
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August 8, 2006
Historical society picnic set for Wednesday CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The annual Jefferson County Historical Society picnic will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Millbrook, a historic home at 1517 Bilmyer Mill Road, west of Shepherdstown, W.Va. The home was established by the Bilmyer family in the 1700s and now is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Morrow. The picnic is free for members of the Society, but those wishing to join the group are invited to attend and pay the $15-per-family annual fee, which includes the picnic; four issues of the Guardian (the Society's quarterly newsletter)
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