Young leaders in Logan, W.Va., honored Black History Month this year by hosting a youth program at Logan High School Little Theatre on Feb. 19, 2013. Over 50 community members were in attendance.
Performances included a poetry reading of "America" by Maya Angelou, presentation of excerpts from President Obama's 2013 inauguration speech, a powerpoint presentation on African American innovators, and speeches summarizing student interviews of local human rights heroes.
West Virginia native J.R. Clifford will be the subject of a new play presented this month at Southern West Virginia Community Technical College at 6 p.m.on Feb. 17
Clifford, who was born in 1848 and passed away in 1933 was a colorful figure in any age. A West Virginia native and a Civil War era veteran he was also a prominent journalist and newspaper publisher and is noted as West Virginia’s first African-American attorney.
Dionne Bartley, Director of the Appalachian Center for Equality, an AFSC program, discussed J.R. Clifford's legacy.
"Look what people can do when they join hands, when they stand shoulder to shoulder and work together and do so in a loving and kind way." Thus Clinton Pettus, deputy general secretary for programs of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), spoke for all who attended the July 25 dedication of a Logan County, WV, house volunteers built for two disabled sisters.
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