On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Benwood School, Marshall County
Benwood School, Marshall County

On May 12, 1914, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled in Jameson vs. Board of Education, District of Union, that marriage was not grounds for removal of a woman teacher from her position.

Learn more:
Jameson vs. Board of Education: Supreme Court Decision
"Mrs. Jameson Finally Wins Famous Suit"
"Persecution and Acceptance: The Strange History of Discrimination Against Married Women Teachers in West Virginia"

On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History