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.
Buildings at Storer College, Harper's Ferry, W. Va.
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.
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.
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.