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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
Emory, Texas

We went on the free ranger guide of Harpers Ferry devoted to the various monuments and buildings... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2016
New York City, New York
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 !

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

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

Thank Rue F
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A lot of politics behind this memorial. It was planted here by a reconstruction-era group devoted to covering up the evils of the confederacy and making them look like the victims. This memorial essentially tries to glorify slaves that remained loyal to their masters. It...More

Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We went on the free ranger guide of Harpers Ferry devoted to the various monuments and buildings located on the grounds. This is an excellent piece of history, put together by an intern a few years ago and beautifully presented by the Ranger. This monument...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Dedicated by the Daughters of the Confederacy, who praised the black man's "loyal service" by being the first shot by the abolitionists led by John Brown. Stands on the street next to the John Brown museum, adjacent from the relocated fire building.

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