African American History

Southern W.Va. Tourism Highlights The Haves And Have-Nots

Tourism success in the coalfields seems to begin and end with a network of ATV trails, but it’s what’s in the middle that creates the challenges.

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Book Details Groundbreaking African American Horse Trainer in W.Va.

The first African American woman licensed as a racehorse trainer in the United States learned her trade in West Virginia at the Charles Town Racetrack.

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Civil Rights Legend J.R. Clifford Dies: October 6, 1933

Civil rights trailblazer J. R. Clifford died on October 6, 1933, at age 85. He served in an African American unit during the Civil War and founded Martinsburg’s Pioneer Press, the first black-owned newspaper in West Virginia.

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