Young leaders in Logan, W.Va., honored Black History Month this year by hosting a youth program at Logan High School Little Theatre on Feb. 19, 2013. Over 50 community members were in attendance.
Performances included a poetry reading of "America" by Maya Angelou, presentation of excerpts from President Obama's 2013 inauguration speech, a powerpoint presentation on African American innovators, and speeches summarizing student interviews of local human rights heroes.
Join Logan Youth at Kids and Families Day
On February 26th, youth participants of the Appalachian Center for Equality's leadership group will participate in Kids and Families Day at the State Capitol. We will have breakfast at the Governor's Mansion where House Speaker Rick Thompson will talk about his personal experience living in poverty as a child.
Being a young person in Appalachia can be isolating. But that stands to change as the Appalachian Center for Equality grows. Currently, 16 high school students in southern West Virginia get together every week to volunteer, learn about their county, and prepare for college. ACE is now expanding through new programs in two nearby counties.
West Virginia native J.R. Clifford will be the subject of a new play presented this month at Southern West Virginia Community Technical College at 6 p.m.on Feb. 17
Clifford, who was born in 1848 and passed away in 1933 was a colorful figure in any age. A West Virginia native and a Civil War era veteran he was also a prominent journalist and newspaper publisher and is noted as West Virginia’s first African-American attorney.
Dionne Bartley, Director of the Appalachian Center for Equality, an AFSC program, discussed J.R. Clifford's legacy.
"Look what people can do when they join hands, when they stand shoulder to shoulder and work together and do so in a loving and kind way." Thus Clinton Pettus, deputy general secretary for programs of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), spoke for all who attended the July 25 dedication of a Logan County, WV, house volunteers built for two disabled sisters.
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