Black Culture

W.Va. Black Pride Foundation Forges Space For Black LGBTQ Community

Reporter Jack Walker spoke with West Virginia Black Pride Foundation founder Kasha Snyder-McDonald to discuss her organization’s vision for a better West Virginia for Black LGBTQ residents.

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Preserving Black Churches' Cultural, Architectural History In W.Va.

Black churches span the Mountain State, from Harpers Ferry to Charleston. But maintaining these sites is a matter of preserving both architecture and culture.

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Harpers Ferry, Bolivar Residents Unite To Restore Black Baptist Church

A local history preservation group is working to rehabilitate the battered First Zion Baptist Church, a historic Black church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

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HBCU Greek Organizations Carry On The Tradition Of Stepping During WVSU’s Annual Homecoming Step Show

Inside the Appalachian mountains of Institute, West Virginia lies one of the nation's leading public institutions of higher education for African Americans. In 1891, West Virginia State University (WVSU) was founded, and it is full of rich history and cultural traditions. One of the school's biggest traditions each year is Homecoming. The annual week-long celebration is filled with on- and off-campus activities. The step show is always a crowd favorite.

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