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This building was originally built - in 1847 to 1849 - as an annex to the Harpers Ferry Hotel. Today, you can wander through the exhibits which detail the history of Storer College and its impact on education within the American Black community. Storer was established here in Harpers Ferry, in 1867, to help educate former slaves. The school was the site for important addresses by Frederick Douglass, in 1881, and W.E.B. DuBois, in 1906. The 1906 address came at the first public meeting of the Niagara Movement which would evolve three years later in to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - the NAACP. The buildings of the college itself can be visited in the Upper Town.
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