Friends of Blackwater’s J.R. Clifford Project organized plays dramatizing the court case that brought equality in education to West Virginia. The video below features some of those performances. The case was brought by schoolteacher Carrie Williams, who demanded that her African American students got the same length school year as white students. J.R. Clifford, a pioneering African American lawyer, argued her case successfully before the West Virginia Supreme Court.
Friends of Blackwater celebrates the rich history of the Blackwater Canyon area through educational materials, interpretive signs, guided tours, and more.