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Storer College was a historically black college in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that operated from 1867 to 1955. A national icon for Black Americans, in the town where the end of American slavery began, as Frederick Douglass famously put it, it was a unique institution whose focus changed several times. There is no one category of college into which it fits neatly. Sometimes white students studied alongside Black students, which at the time was prohibited by law at state-supported schools in West Virginia and the other Southern states, and sometimes in the North.

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  • Storer College was a historically black college in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that operated from 1867 to 1955. A national icon for Black Americans, in the town where the end of American slavery began, as Frederick Douglass famously put it, it was a unique institution whose focus changed several times. There is no one category of college into which it fits neatly. Sometimes white students studied alongside Black students, which at the time was prohibited by law at state-supported schools in West Virginia and the other Southern states, and sometimes in the North. In the twentieth century, Storer was at the center of the growing protest movement against Jim Crow treatment that would lead to the NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement. The first American meeting of the predecessor of the NAACP, the Niagara Movement, was held at Storer in 1906. John Brown's Fort, the main symbol of the end of slavery in the United States, was located from 1909 until 1968 on the Storer campus, where it was used as the college museum. (en)
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  • Prominent Free Will Baptist preacher and early fundraiser for Storer (en)
  • First president of Bluefield Colored Institute, inventor (en)
  • First African American member of the Minnesota State Legislature (en)
  • College president, academic, civil rights leader (en)
  • First African-American attorney from WV (en)
  • Niece of Dangerfield Newby (en)
  • Professor at Howard University (en)
  • Professor at Storer College and Bluefield Colored Institute (en)
  • State Librarian of West Virginia, "the only colored State official in the United States" (en)
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  • Storer College, Anthony Hall (en)
  • Storer College, Brackett Hall (en)
  • Storer College, Cook Hall, 252 McDowell Street (en)
  • Storer College, Lewis Anthony Library (en)
  • Storer College, Mosher Hall (en)
  • Storer College, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV (en)
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  • Storer College was a historically black college in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that operated from 1867 to 1955. A national icon for Black Americans, in the town where the end of American slavery began, as Frederick Douglass famously put it, it was a unique institution whose focus changed several times. There is no one category of college into which it fits neatly. Sometimes white students studied alongside Black students, which at the time was prohibited by law at state-supported schools in West Virginia and the other Southern states, and sometimes in the North. (en)
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