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Jesuit Slave Trade

An excerpt from Morgantown to San Francisco, my book in progress: As foreign student advisor [at WVU] I became involved in the Regional Council on International Education.  At one of our University of Pittsburgh meetings, we were addressed by a … Continue reading

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What Were They Thinking?

This by John McFerrin. John is the editor of The Highlands Voice, the monthly newspaper of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy What Were They Thinking? What were those people thinking? We see pictures of policemen at the Selma Bridge beating … Continue reading

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THE WEASELS IN THE CONSTITUTION by Perry Mann

THE WEASELS IN THE CONSTITUTION “Now I hears talkin about de Constitution and de rights of man. I comes up and I takes hold of dis Constitution. It looks mighty big, and I feels for my rights, but der aint … Continue reading

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What I Am Reading

Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia by Carter Taylor Seaton. Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle by Ellen Gilchrist Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois ALL GOOD

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Worker’s Concentration Camp by Julian Martin

A Workers Concentration Camp West Virginia has always been a sort of worker’s concentration camp. Big-city folks from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, owned and still own most of the minerals under the land. Desperately poor people were brought in to … Continue reading

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The Souls of Black Folks

I just finished W.E.B. DuBois’ book, The Souls of Black Folks. It was published in 1903 and he nailed it way back then.  This excerpt: “John,” she said, “does it make every one–unhappy when they study and learn lots of things?” He … Continue reading

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My Morning Reading

My morning reading from old Goldenseal magazines goes back to the Winter 1985 edition. The article, by Martha Lewis Manning, was about the 200th birthday celebration of the three West Virginia cities of Morgantown, Clarksburg and Parkersburg, all founded in … Continue reading

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