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LUNCH WITH BOOKS LIVESTREAM: Archiving Wheeling Presents: Lesser Known Legends of Wheeling - African America Legends

February 02, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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In this biographical presentation, we will explore the lives, times, and accomplishments of nine leaders of Wheeling's African American community during the era of “Jim Crow” segregation, including: barber and political activist Henry Boose Clemens; police officer William Alexander Turner; firefighter Ashby Jackson; attorney Harry H. Jones; physicians Boswell Henson StillyardJulia Katherine Pronty Davis; and Alga Wade Hamlin; dentist Robert Maceo Hamlin; and musician Will H. Dixon. Further information about all of today's featured lesser-known legends will be available in accompanying posts on Archiving Wheeling (see below). 

This program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Tuesday | February 2, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Archiving Wheeling presents Lesser-Known Legends of Wheeling, Part 3: African American Legends

PRESENTER BIO: Sean Duffy and Erin Rothenbuehler are local history specialists at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, WV. Sean is also the Head of Adult Programming for the Library and Erin is the Library's website administrator.

Read more about these Lesser-Known African American Legends of Wheeling on

A Man of More Than Usual Brilliancy: The Life, Career, and Fall of Dr. B.H. Stillyard

Learn more about Dr. Boswell Henson Stillyard on Archiving Wheeling dot org

- Topping the Town’s Tonsorial Trade: The Life and Times of Henry Boose Clemens — Slave, Barber, Political Leader

Learn more about Henry Boose Clemens on Archiving Wheeling dot org

Archiving Wheeling Presents: Lesser Known Legends of Wheeling—African American Leaders

More more about five of Wheeling's early African American Community Leaders on Archiving Wheeling dot org

The Original Dancing Conductor: Wheeling-Born Musician and Composer Will H. Dixon

Learn more about Will H. Dixon on Archiving Wheeling dot org

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to your computer), feed your brain!

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