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 Boose Clemens, police officer William Alexander Turner, firefighter Ashby Jackson, attorney Harry H. Jones, medical doctors BH Stillyard, J. Katherine Pronty Davis, Robert Hamlin, and Alga Wade Hamlin, and musician Will H. Dixon.
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.
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.
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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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