The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame oral history project
Repository: West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of oral histories conducted during reunions put on by the West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame from 2008-2010. This is an ongoing project. African Americans, both male and female, who have achieved academically and athletically are interviewed about their experiences attending all-black schools, and the interviews go up to the present. All aspects of black education are covered by these interviews. Interviewees include the first black attorney in the West Virginia and the first black coach to win an integrated sports tournament in the state.
Digital Status: Born-digital
Extent: circa 400 video recordings
Related Archival Items: Dana Brooks and Ron Althouse also have carried out two oral history projects on the racial integration of sports in West Virginia; see the separate database entries on these projects.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American athletes
Civil rights movements--West Virginia
Discrimination in sports
Race discrimination--West Virginia
Segregation in education--West Virginia
West Virginia--Race relations