On Thursday, September 25, 2014, James Preston Estes Sr. will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective, Part IV” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program, which is the fourth of The Block Speakers Series, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Born on Charleston's West Side, Estes attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary, Cabell Jr. High, and Henry Highland Garnet High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Estes attended vocational school at West Virginia State College and completed continuing education courses at The Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican University.
Estes spent 36 years with the Sherman R. Smoot Company, a construction company, and was vice president of John James Estes and Associates. He has served on the boards of the Southwest Recreation Corporation in Urbancrest, Ohio, Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Franklin County, Alvis House in Columbus, and Lifecare Alliance in Columbus.
For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.
West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures