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Jefferson County, West Virginia

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that helped shape the county’s and nation’s history!

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This flag belonged to the Green-Copeland American Legion Post 63, an African-American organization formed in Charles Town in 1929 by Edward Tolbert and other Jefferson County veterans of World War I. The post was named in tribute to Shields Green and John A. Copeland, Jr., two of five African Americans who joined John Brown in attempting to capture the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry as a revolt against slavery in 1859. #storiesofservice #WorldWarI #localhistory

The museum is pleased to report that it has received a $2500 grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation to help with the conservation and framing of the Green-Copeland American Legion flag. The flag will return on display in the museum next year.
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