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General

A Brief History of African-Americans in West Virginia
A Timeline of African-American History of West Virginia
Celebrating Lives: A Glimpse at African-Americans in West Virginia
History of the American Negro
"An 'Ever-Present Bone of Contention': The Heyward Shepherd Memorial," by Mary Johnson (West Virginia History)
Illustrated Story of Beautiful Kanawha Valley, 1923," by Edward A. McGhee

Slavery

Antebellum Slavery
Daring Escape on the Underground Railroad (Time Trail)
"Slavery in Present West Virginia in 1860," by Barbara Louise Emmerth (West Virginia History)
African-American Population of Present-Day West Virginia Counties in 1860
House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, January 30, 1865
House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 1, 1865
Senate Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 3, 1865
Letter From Wheeling Regarding the Abolishment of Slavery in West Virginia

Businesses and Institutions

J. R. Clifford and the Pioneer Press Newspaper
Pioneer Press Editorials, by J. R. Clifford
Establishment of the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium (Time Trail)
"Deaths at the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar" (West Virginia History)
List of African American Hospitals, Physicians, and Dentists in West Virginia in 1922
Bachelor Benedict Club

Education

Early Negro Education In West Virginia
Storer College
"The West Virginia Colored Institute"
Legislative Act Creating West Virginia Colored Institute
"A West Virginia Dilemma: Martin v. Board of Education, 1896," by Douglas C. Smith (West Virginia History)
West Virginia Colored Orphans Home
Opening of the West Virginia Normal and Industrial School for Colored Orphans (Time Trail)
Jared Arter and the West Virginia College and Seminary at Hilltop (Time Trail)
Civilian Pilot Training Program at West Virginia State College (Time Trail)
"On the Homefront in World War II: Soldier-Scholars at West Virginia State College," by Louis E. Keefer (West Virginia History)
School Integration in West Virginia
Integration of West Virginia's Teachers' Associations (Time Trail)
Violence at Bluefield State College

Civil Rights

Niagara Movement Meets at Storer College in Harpers Ferry
Charleston Lawyer Blocks Premiere of Birth of a Nation (Time Trail)
Brown vs. Board of Education (Kanawha County)
West Virginia Upholds Anti-Lynching Law (Time Trail)
School Integration in West Virginia
Integration of West Virginia's Teachers' Associations (Time Trail)
Elgin Baylor Boycotts Basketball Game in Charleston
Integration of Charleston Lunch Counters (Time Trail)
Integration of The Diamond's Lunch Counter
"Along U. S. 60: 50 Eating Places Refuse Negroes"

Legal Cases

Taylor Strauder Case
Brown vs. Board of Education (Kanawha County)
West Virginia Upholds Anti-Lynching Law (Time Trail)

Sports

First State Basketball Tournament for Black Athletes (Time Trail)
West Virginia State College Wins the National Black Basketball Championship (Time Trail)
Elgin Baylor Boycotts Basketball Game in Charleston

Individuals

Biography of Jared Maurice Arter
Fannie Cobb Carter
Cornelius Charlton
Biography of J. R. Clifford
John Warren Davis
Biography of Martin Delany
Biography of Elizabeth Simpson Drewry
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Biography of Hal Greer
Hanging of John Hardy
Roscoe C. Harrison
John Henry
Death of Former State Law Librarian James Arthur Jackson
J. McHenry Jones
Martin Luther King in West Virginia
Lawson Family Genealogy
Biography of Charles E. McGhee
Leon Miller
Biography of Mildred Mitchell-Bateman
Biography of John C. Norman, Jr.
Christopher Payne
Dick Pointer and the Attack on Fort Donnally
Byrd Prillerman
Biography of Samuel W. Starks
Leon Sullivan
Booker T. Washington
Carter G. Woodson


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