A Virginia Park Is Restored And Celebrates Black History On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, a park named Green Pastures in 1937 became a destination for generations of Black people across central Appalachia. We learn about this park’s history and what’s become of it today.

Also, in this show, we listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, brought to us by the duo of Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricius who perform “Nervous,” a timely commentary song about modern times.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Eric Douglas is our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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