The Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County, WV today. Its freezing here, but you can check out the photos in the warmth of your home! http://www.traveling219.com/blog/greenbrier-river-january/
West Virginia’s first African American lawyer, J.R. Clifford, was also one of the first lawyers in the United States to advocate for civil rights. In 1892 he advised and fought the case of Carrie Williams, a schoolteacher at the Coketon Colored School in Tucker County, West Virginia, in what was one of the country’s first cases against education inequality. Learn more about it here.
An Era Where Everything Changed: Farming in West Virginia. Traveling 219 has been exploring farming in the area and its history and culture. Listen to our brief audio story of a local farmer and how farming has changed over the decades: http://www.traveling219.com/stories/marlinton-lewisburg/era-everything-changed-farming-pocahontas-county/