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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY FEB. 9 AND THEREAFTER This Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, photo shows Jefferson County NAACP Youth members Jeffery Berry, left, Damita Berry, second from left, and Abby Warner, all of Charles Town, receiving a park ranger badge as a reward for completing a scavenger hunt about Harpers Ferry’s history from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park park ranger Gwenny Roper, right, at the John Brown Museum in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Roper helped coordinate “The United States Colored Troops and the Spirit of Freedom,” an exhibit on a regiment of the U.S. Army of African-American men who fought in the Civil War. ((AP Photo/The Journal, Erika Elaine Wells)

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