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by KATE COLEMAN | September 3, 2006
"What's the punch line?" I asked a man who walked past my friends and me as we picnicked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park a couple of Saturday evenings ago. I could read the large letters on his T-shirt - "Lies My Teacher Told Me" - but I couldn't quite make out the finer print underneath. That first part is the title of a book he wrote. Published in 1995, subtitled "Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," it is the result of author/sociologist James W. Loewen's two years of research surveying 12 high school American history textbooks, according to information on his home page at the University of Vermont Web site at www.uvm.
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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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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 28, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -Jazz veterans Curtis Fuller and John Handy will be the honorees at the sixth annual Don Redman Awards and Concert on Saturday in Harpers Ferry. Fuller, a 73-year-old trombonist, and Handy, a 74-year-old alto sax player, will perform with accompaniment by the Howard Burns Quartet, a local jazz act. The free, outdoor concert will be on the lawn of the Mather Training Center, off Filmore Street. The award recognizes artists who have strongly influenced jazz and have shared their love of music with others.
NEWS
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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