Traveling 219: the Seneca Trail

A place for historical photos of West Virginia

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.

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.

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