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African American History : West Virginia & Appalachia

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Marshall University Resources: Books and Dissertations

Bickley, A. R., Marshall University. Drinko Academy, & Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation Inc. (1997). Our mount vernons: Historic register listings of sites significant to the black history of West Virginia. Huntington, WV: The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation Inc. of Huntington and the Drinko Academy at Marshall University.

Caldwell, A. B., & Trotter, J. (2012). History of the american negro: West virginia edition. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.

Fain, C. M. (2003). The forging of a black community: Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1900. Ohio State University.

Fain, C. M. (2009). Race, river, and the railroad: Black huntington, west virginia, 1871-1929.

James E. Morrow Library. (1980). A selected bibliography of black heritage materials in the James E. Morrow library, Marshall University, Huntington, west virginia. Huntington, W. Va.: James E. Morrow Library.

Johnson, D. M. (1995). Not a story to be told: Discourse, race, and myth in Huntingon, West Virginia newspapers, 1872 and 1972. . Proquest Dissertations Publishing. PA: University of Pennsylvania.

Lucas, M. L. (2006). African american women's activism in west Virginia.

Posey, T. E. (1934). The negro citizen of west virginia. Institute, W. Va: Press of West Virginia state college.

Rachleff, P. J. (1984). Black labor in the south: Richmond, virginia, 1865-1890. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Rodd, T. W. (2015). Stories from west virginia's civil rights history: A new home for liberty: J.R. Clifford and the carrie williams case. Charleston, West Virginia: Quarrier Press.

Savage, B. L., Shull, C. D., NetLibrary, I., United States. National Park Service, Preservation Press, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, . . . National Register of Historic Preservation. (1996). African american historic places. New York: Wiley.

Thomas, W., Gilmer, A. E., Bickley, A. R., White-Woods, T., Allen, D., & Hart, D. (2002). American sampler: West virginia's african-american women of distinction. Charleston, WV: Printing Press, Ltd.

Trotter, J. W., & Bickley, A. R. (1991). Honoring our past: Proceedings of the first two conferences on West Virginia's Black history. Charleston, WV: Alliance for the Collection, Preservation and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History.

Wilkinson, C. (2012). Big band jazz: In black west virginia, 1930-1942. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Woodson, C. G. (1921). Early negro education in west virginia. Institute, WV: West Virginia Collegiate Institute.

Marshall University Resources: Articles

Ailes, J., & Tyler-McGraw, M. (2012). Leaving virginia for liberia: Western virginia emigrants and  emancipators. West Virginia History, 6(2), 1-34. doi:10.1353/wvh.2012.0021

Bickley, A. R. (2008). Carter G. Woodson: The West Virginia ConnectionAppalachian Heritage36(3), 59.

Edge, T. J. (2013). "An arm of god": The early history of the NAACP in charleston, west virginia, 1917 - 1925. West Virginia History, 7(2), 1-32. doi:10.1353/wvh.2013.0027

Fain, C. M. (2007;2008;). Black response to the construction of colored Huntington, West Virginia, during the jim crow era. West Virginia History, 1(2), 1-24. doi:10.1353/wvh.2008.0032

Fain III, C. M. (2011). The African American Experience in Antebellum Cabell County; Virginia/West Virginia, 1810-1865Ohio Valley History11(3), 3–23.

Fain, C. (2011). Early black migration and the post-emancipation black community in cabell county, west virginia, 1865-1871. West Virginia History, 5(2), 29-58. doi:10.1353/wvh.2011.0023

Fones-Wolf, C. T. (2004). A Union Voice for Racial Equality: Miles Stanley and Civil Rights in West Virginia, 1957-68Journal of Appalachian Studies10(1), 111–128.

Inscoe, J. C. (2004). Race and Remembrance in West Virginia: John Henry for a Post-Modern AgeJournal of Appalachian Studies10(1/2), 85–94.

Kahrl, A. W. (2008). The political work of leisure: Class, recreation, and african American commemoration at harpers ferry, west virginia, 1881-1931. Journal of Social History, 42(1), 57 77. doi:10.1353/jsh.0.0038

Ratcliffe, M., & Lash, M. (2014). The journey of an african american teacher before and after brown v. board of education. The Journal of Negro Education, 83(3), 327-426. doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.83.3.0327

Reynolds, C. E. (2015). The rise and fall of west Virginia’s bureau of negro welfare and statistics, 1921 - 1957. West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, 9(1), 1-22. doi:10.1353/wvh.2015.0011

Zappia, C. A. (2011). Labor, Race, and Ethnicity in the West Virginia Mines: MatewanJournal of American Ethnic History30(4), 44–50.

Marshall University Resources: Oral Histories

Anderson, L., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Louise anderson oral history interview.

Bickley, A., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Ancella bickley oral history interview.

Bradshaw, V. G., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Velma G. bradshaw oral history interview.

Carter, P. S., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Pearl swann carter oral history interview.

Casey, F. W., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Florence walker casey oral history interview.

Clarke, V. A., Clarke, B. J., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Verona A. clarke oral history interview.

Chatman, O., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Ottrus chatman oral history interview.

Dillard, E. J., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program.  E. jane dillard oral history interview.

Elston, M. M., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia   Program. Mary M. elston oral history interview.

Fleming, E. B., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia  Program. Eunice burrell fleming oral history interview.

Fleming, V. W., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Vivian williams fleming oral history interview.

Fullen, N. J. P., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Norma jean polley fullen oral history interview.

Guyton, S. H., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia  Program. Susie H. guyton oral history interview.

Holland, F. H., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia   Program. Florestine hopkins holland oral history interview.

McCright, A., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Anna McCright oral history interview.

McDaniel, T. W., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Thelma white McDaniel oral history interview.

Miller, E. H., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Edris H. miller oral history interview.

Montgomery, M. F., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Mary F. montgomery oral history interview.

Payne, D. J., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Doris J. payne oral history interview.

Reeler, R. B., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Ruby B. reeler oral history interview.

Robinson, N. S., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Nancie smith robinson oral history interview.

Slaughter, S., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Suzanne slaughter oral history interview.

Snow, M. C., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Mary C. snow oral history interview.

Thomas, F. A., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Fannie ashe thomas oral history interview.

Twyman, V. W., Bickley, A. R., Wicks-Nelson, R., & Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program. Velma W. twyman oral history interview.

Barksdale, K., & Fones-Wolf, K. (Eds.). (n.d.). West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University. Retrieved from https://textbooks.lib.wvu.edu/wvhistory/index.html

Biographies of african americans of west virginia (2008). Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

Black in Appalachia/Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project

A brief history of african-americans in west virginia (2008). Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

Timeline of african-american history in west virginia (2008). Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

West Virginia Green Book entries

West Virginia Archives