Harpers Ferry (1861/2011)
In this series, students from Harpers Ferry Middle School interpret history in and around Harpers Ferry, WV in 1861. From the aftermath of John Brown's raid and Virginia's secession from the Union, to the hardships of civilian life, these students offer a compelling look our American history in the early days of the Civil War.
What made John Brown a leader . .. a radical . . . a martyr? Students from Harpers Ferry Middle School interpret what occurred in John Brown's life that propelled him to take action against slavery
Students from Harpers Ferry Middle School examine John Brown from a historical perspective and his relevance today.
What was it like to be a kid on October 16, 1859 when John Brown and his Raiders came to town? Students from Harpers Ferry Middle School interpret this pivotal event through the eyes of Harpers Ferry's children.
Dangerfield Newby, a freeman struggling to buy the freedom of his wife and children, joins John Brown's raiders. Does he survive? Students from Harpers Ferry Middle School tell their remarkable and haunting story.
Students from Harpers Ferry Middle School tell the story of Annie and Watson Brown, children of John Brown who chose to be a part of the 1859 Raid on Harpers Ferry.