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Soon after the Civil War, John Storer contributed $10,000 towards establishing a college in Harpers Ferry, W. Va. This institution of higher learning was the first college below the Mason- Dixon Line to accept students "without distinction of race or color". The school bears the name of it's principle benefactor,  Storer College.
(From postcard collection legacy system.)
Published by Union News Company. (From postcard collection legacy system.)
Caption on back of postcard reads: "Now located on the campus of Storer College, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. John Brown and his followers captured this fire engine house at Harpers Ferry and defended it against the U.S. Army until captured by Col. Robert E. Lee on October 18, 1859." Published by Kelley's Studio. (From postcard collection legacy system.) Since the time this caption was written the "fort" has been moved to the lower town, closer to it's original location.
Published by Louis Kauffman & Sons. (From postcard collection legacy system.)
Looking north-west up the Potomac River, several landmarks and structure such as Storer College, the Armory and the Hill Top Hotel can be seen.(From postcard collection legacy system.)
Seated is W.E.B. Du Bois. Standing, from left to right, is J. R. Clifford, L. M. Hershaw, and F. H. M. Murray.
Five of the college buildings on Storer College campus are depicted on this post card.  Buildings include: Brackett Hall, Permelia Eastman Cook Hall, Mosher Hall, Anthony Memorial Hall, and the President's House.
Women of the Niagara Movement at Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W. Va.  Left to right are Mrs. O. M. Waller, Mrs. H. F. M. Murray, Mrs. Mollie Lewis Kelan, Mrs. IdaD. Bailey, Miss Sadie Shorter, and Mrs. Charlotte Hershaw.  Mrs. Gertrude Wright Morgan is seated.
Nathan Cook Brackett played a significant role in the founding of Storer College. He served as principal for thirty years from 1865 to 1895.