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Great monument to the black man john brown killed, all races need to learn to work together ! This... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Fdrl L
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Emory, Texas
A stone plaque

It is exactly what you see in this picture nothing more. Interesting history in this little town... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
daltonray
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Potomac Street near Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

It is exactly what you see in this picture nothing more. Interesting history in this little town. There are a lot of shops around it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank daltonray
Reviewed June 13, 2019

It was startling to see this more recent monument on Potomac Street and addition to the Harpers Ferry landscape. At this particular point in our history, people will have their own interpretations about the monument and each will draw his or her own conclusions.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

history buffs delight, we enjoyed all the items to be found around Harpers Ferry. This stone will be missed if you are not looking for it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This monument is to Heyward Shepherd, a African American baggage clerk that was the first victim of John Brown's raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry. It is very interesting that a man fighting for black freedom would kill one of the men he was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

This controversial monument is worth the time to read and reflect on how our nation is still so divided on translating slavery.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Another view into the actions of the abolitionist raiders. Winning at all costs,. Draw your own conclusions.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank a l
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Heyward Shepherd was a man of color who was free and was the first person to lose his life during the raid of John Brown. Stop by a pay respect.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Let us not forget their is good in all of us, and remember to choose goodness instead of hate. I feel this is what the daughters of the confederacy did by dedicating this monument to Hayward Shephard. This was eye opening to me, an innocent...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Great monument to the black man john brown killed, all races need to learn to work together ! This monument the daughters of the confederate soldiers is a tribute to him !

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Fdrl L
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Informative and insightful, thankful to the daughters of the confederate veterans for doing this. Helps you envision the day.

Date of experience: April 2017
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