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 Stillyard, Julia 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).
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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.
ARCHIVING WHEELING STORIES:
Read more about these Lesser-Known African American Legends of Wheeling on archivingwheeling.org.
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