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African Americans
West Virginia

James Randall Collection
West Virginia State Archives

Celebrating Lives: A Glimpse At African-Americans in West Virginia
History of the American Negro
A Brief History of African Americans in West Virginia
A Timeline of West Virginia African American History
African Americans in the Counties of Present-day West Virginia in 1860

Unfortunately, there are relatively few sources of material on African-American history in West Virginia. This includes histories, old letters, posters, diaries, and original photographs. The West Virginia State Archives is interested in preserving these materials for future generations. If you have relevant items and would permit us to copy them, please contact Joe Geiger or call 304/558-0230, ext. 165.

West Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History