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J. R. Clifford
J. R. Clifford

On November 16, 1898, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held in the case of Williams v. Board of Education of Fairfax District that schools could not discriminate against African Americans with regard to length of school term.

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Opinion in Williams v. Board of Education of Fairfax District
"Judges Say That Colored Schools Cannot Be Discriminated Against"
Pioneer Press Editorials, by J. R. Clifford
Biography of J. R. Clifford


On This Day in West Virginia History: November