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By Kate Coleman | March 5, 2006
I recently witnessed some living history. No, I didn't go to a Civil War battle re-enactment or visit the nearby Fort Frederick. I attended the fourth annual Black History Month Jazz Heritage Concert in Shepherdstown, W.Va., which featured Butch Ballard and Buddy Catlett with the Howard Burns Quartet. Ballard, 87, is a drummer whose career spans more than 70 years. He's played with jazz legends Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Seventy-two-year-old Catlett has played bass professionally for more than 50 years.
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June 24, 2006
Fort Loudoun's 250th Fort Loudoun will celebrate its 250th anniversary with music, re-enactors, demonstrations and displays. Today and Sunday. State Historic Site of Fort Loudoun, Pa., North Brooklyn Road off U.S. 30, 13 miles west of Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-369-3473 or go to www.fortloudoun-pa.com . RC airplane fly-in Contests and fun flying for Academy of Model Aeronautics members. Today, registration at 8 a.m.; contests at 9 a.m.; night flying at 8 p.m. Pegasus Field, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown.
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By ROBERT SNYDER | February 4, 2006
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Holy ground is how some leaders of the modern American civil rights movement describe Harpers Ferry. It was here in 1867 that Storer College was founded to educate former slaves, serving as the state's only public institution of higher learning until 1891. And it was here, eight years before the school opened, that abolitionist John Brown lit the spark in a raid on the town that helped ignite the Civil War. And it was to the Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry that members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gathered for a press conference Friday to announce the upcoming centennial commemoration of the Niagra Movement, which first convened here in 1906 and served as the forerunner to that organization and to the modern civil rights movement.
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September 5, 2008
First Friday CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Music in several locations, activities for kids, and artists displaying and selling their work along Chambersburg's Main Street. 5 to 8 p.m. today. Downtown Chambersburg. Call Tina Flohr at 717-261-0072. Friday After 5 WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Music by Boro Boogie Pickers. Firetruck and child ID program, sidewalk sales and discounts, food, face painting and more. 5 to 8 p.m. today. Downtown Waynesboro. Wind Down Friday Night Flat Stanley performs.
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by DON AINES | August 16, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - It was a precursor to the modern civil rights movement, but a meeting of the Niagara Movement 98 years ago is little remembered today, according to John Powell, a park ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Powell hopes a new program at the park will shed light on the role played in the civil rights movement by Harpers Ferry, most famous for abolitionist John Brown's 1859 raid. The first Niagara Movement tours were given Saturday and Sunday.
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