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President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation will be presented and discussed by Robert O’Connor, noted scholar and author. Learn how the West Virginia counties became exempt, even though they were part of Virginia, a state that was in rebellion. The event … Continue reading
Harpers Ferry, WV (May 16, 2012) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (HFNHP), will lead an African-American History Hike on June 2, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. beginning at … Continue reading
On March 12th, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved the re-naming of the “Opportunity Learning Center” to the “Martin Robison Delany Opportunity Learning Center (MRD OLC)”. The request was made by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society. Founders … Continue reading
The Jefferson County (WV) NAACP has issued a call for descendants of African American Civil War officer, physician, and Charles Town (WV) resident Martin Robison Delany. There will be many events in Charles Town (WV) this year (2012) to commemorate … Continue reading
Schedule of Events Date February 29, 2012 -Wednesday Activity Martin Delany Essay/Media Contest 8th and 10th grade students invited to submit either an essay or media project (music recording, video) on the life of Delany. $75.00 awards to … Continue reading
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. Jim Tolbert is a modestly quiet man, who, if it wasn’t for others who recognized his accomplishments, probably would not have been chosen for such a prestigious honor. Tolbert, 78, of Charles Town, was presented with West … Continue reading
Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday on Monday, January 17 and don’t forget it’s a day on not a day off! So, get out and do some public service work.