Black History Month

Black Policy Day Returned To The Legislature

Black Policy Day returned to the West Virginia Legislature Wednesday for its second year to highlight the policy issues facing Black West Virginians.

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Huntington Banner Program Honors Black History Month

he City of Huntington is recognizing 150 Black people of note through a street banner program as part of Black History Month. The installation by the Public Works Department of the banners Monday on 3rd and 4th avenues coincides with the launch of a website,, with photographs and biographies of each featured individual.

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Carter G. Woodson Founded Black History Month. His Journey Began In West Virginia

Woodson came to West Virginia as a young man. He worked in the coal mines in the New River Gorge. He attended Frederick Douglass High School in Huntington, where his lifelong dedication to education began.

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Civil War Art Exhibit Coming To W.Va. Recounts The Lives Of Black Soldiers

An art exhibit of full-sized portraits of 17 Black Civil War soldiers from across America alongside biographies of their lives before, during, and after the Civil War. Artist and medical illustrator Shayne Davidson has been touring the country with the exhibit titled Seventeen Men since 2012.

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