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in West Virginia History...

Pursglove mine on Scott's Run, Monongalia County

On January 9, 1942, the State Board of Education adopted a resolution mandating the salute to the flag as a regular part of school activities for teachers and students. The following year, the law requiring such a salute was found unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.

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Barnette v. Board of Education (1942)
West Virginia State Board of Education Resolution on Salute to the Flag
"Flag Salute Rule Voided"
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On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History