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This is the voice of Memphis Tennessee Garrison

Produced for the Carter G. Woodson Foundation, Inc. by Jeanette Rowsey. A brief introduction to the life, contributions and inspiration of West Virginia's Memphis Tennessee Garrison (1890-1988) . Mrs. Garrison was an extraordinary teacher, community leader and civil rights activist from McDowell County, whose Huntington home is a potential historic site.

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African American History in the news

African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Surging Interest in Black History Gives a Lift to Museums, Tourism

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Welcome to the African American History research guide.  This guide is designed to help you navigate through Marshall University Libraries resources and outside resources as you do research in African American history with emphasis in West Virginia and Appalachia.

NEW!  We have created a new repository for our research on black history in Huntington on Marshall Digital Scholar.

African Americans in WV Oral History Project: Fairfield Neighborhood

Thank you to our Oral History interview team! Click on the "Huntington, WV" tab for audio files and transcripts of the interviews.

Marcia and Sylvia

Celes and Stanley

Mitzi and T'Rayah

Kelli and Gina

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Denise and Janella

Denise and Janella

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