African American Heritage Black History Month

Dear West Virginia teacher,

e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia ( is a valuable resource for you and your students during Black History Month. The website includes several articles about the African-American experience:

African-American Heritage:

African-American Education:

African-American Coal Miners:


e-WV also features numerous articles about prominent African-Americans:

Educator Booker T. Washington:

Historian Carter G. Woodson:

Legislator Minnie Buckingham Harper:


Students can test their knowledge of African-American history in the Mountain State by taking one of the many quizzes included on the site:


e-WV, available to anyone with an Internet connection, includes more than 2,200 articles as well as thousands of illustrations.The online encyclopedia is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, which published the print version of the West Virginia Encyclopedia in 2006. If you are already using e-WV in the classroom, thank you! Let us know what you think of the site and how we can improve it.


Becky Calwell, Editor

West Virginia Humanities Council

1310 Kanawha Blvd. E.

Charleston, WV  25301


Visit the West Virginia Encyclopedia at

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