On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Newspaper headline

On September 30, 1957, a group of students at Matoaka High School walked out in protest over school integration.

Learn more:
Integration of Matoaka High School
"Integration Makes History In Mercer County Schools"
"Two Area Schools Stage Integration Protests"
"Police On Guard At Matoaka High"
"Area Schools Returning To Normal After Integration Demonstrations"
Audio/Video Clip of Integration at Matoaka High School     (not available at present)
School Integration in West Virginia
"Segregation and Integration in the Appalachian Coalfields: McDowell County Responds to the Brown Decision"
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: September

West Virginia Archives and History