African-Americans in WV

The HistoryMakers

“By recording, preserving and sharing the life stories of thousands of African Americans, from President Barack Obama to the oldest living black cowboy, The HistoryMakers is a leader in helping to educate and enlighten millions worldwide through refashioning a more inclusive record of American history.”

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     “HistoryMaker: Henry Louis Gates Jr.”

“West Virginia Celebrates its HistoryMakers”

“On Thursday, February 18, 2010, The HistoryMakers project interviewed Henry Louis Gates Jr. and three other West Virginia honorees: Dr. Hazo W. Carter Jr., Lou Myers and Andrea L. Taylor. The event was sponsored by Verizon, West Virginia, and held at the West Virginia Culture Center, Charleston.”

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     “Because They Deserve It”

   “While the evening was focused on Henry Lewis Gates Jr., it was also about other West Virginians who have made great accomplishments. The HistoryMakers project honored Dr. Hazo W. Carter Jr., Lou Myers and Andrea L. Taylor as part of the West Virginia taping, too.”

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