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African American History : Huntington, WV

Photos donated by Emma Barnett and Cicero Fain

These photos were taken by Carl Barnett, professional photographer and Fairfield resident.  Click here to view more.


Marshall University Resources

1937 Flood Huntington West Virginia

1937 Flood: U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Photographs, Huntington, WV

Cabell County Architectural Guide by Carlos Bozzoli

A Cartographic History of Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1903

Fain, C. (2009). Race, river, and the railroad: Black Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1929 (Doctoral dissertation).  Special Collections/West Virginia 975.404    F162r

Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900

Huntington, WV Photographers 1870 - 1900

Marsh, L. Race for the Senate–A content analysis of the campaign coverage of west virginia senate candidates marie redd and tom scott in 1998 and marie redd and evan jenkins in 2002 Marshall Digital Scholar.

Plane Crash Memorial (MU Special Collections)

Tri-State Transportation 


Cabell County Public Library Resources

After All Those Years, 1914-1989 (?). 975.404 A

Baldridge, T. (2010). Huntington975.4421 BAL

Burgen, M. 1915-2015, the Rotary Club of Huntington, WV973.313092 BUR

Burke, T.J. The city of Huntington, a sketch of the origin and growth of the second city of West Virginia. 975.4421 H

Castro, J.E. (1995). Huntington : an illustrated history. 975.442 CAS

Castro, J.E. (2015). Lost Huntington: recalling vanishing landmarks. 975.442 CAS V.1

Castro, J.E. Cabell County. 975.442 CAS

Castro, J.E. 50 years of caring, 1956-2006 : Cabell Huntington Hospital. 362.1109 CAB

Hatten, C. Mr. Fitz : Herbert Fitzpatrick and the founding of the Huntington Museum of Art921 FITZPATRICK HAT

KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society (1996). Cabell County heritage929.3754421 CAB

KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society (2011). 200th birthday of Cabell County : the bicentennial, 1809-2009929.375442 T

McMillian, D.D. (2005). Huntington : the Edwardian age's modern movement. 975.442 M

Miller, L.R. (2006). Central City, West Virginia975.442 M

Powell, S.M. Huntington's coming of age : over one hundred years of steel. 338.47 POW

Douglass High School students 1931

From the WV Department of History and Culture at

Retrieved from West Virginia Archives and History at

Marie Redd - from the African Americans in WV Oral History Project: Fairfield Neighborhood

Pastor Reginald Hill - from the African Americans in WV Oral History Project: Fairfield Neighborhood

Douglass High School basketball champs 1934

Retrieved from West Virginia Archives and History at