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On September 30, 1957, a group of students at Matoaka High School walked out in protest over school integration.

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Integration of Matoaka High School
"Integration Makes History In Mercer County Schools"
"Two Area Schools Stage Integration Protests"
"Police On Guard At Matoaka High"
"Area Schools Returning To Normal After Integration Demonstrations"
Audio/Video Clip of Integration at Matoaka High School     (dialup)   (broadband)
School Integration in West Virginia
"Segregation and Integration in the Appalachian Coalfields: McDowell County Responds to the Brown Decision"


On This Day in West Virginia History: September