Williams v. Board of Education Case

Williams v. Board of Education Case (HM1F6R)

Location: Parsons, WV 26287 Tucker County
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N 39° 5.808', W 79° 40.812'

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In 1892, Coketon Colored School teacher Carrie Williams sued the local school board for equal pay. She was represented by the first African American lawyer in WV, J.R. Clifford, in front of Judge Hoke. Local jury found for her and she won appeal at WV Supreme Court. This early civil rights case affirmed equal school terms for African Americans in WV.
HM NumberHM1F6R
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTucker County Historical Society & Friends of Blackwater, and the West Virginia Archives and History
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 614130 N 4328347
Decimal Degrees39.09680000, -79.68020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.808', W 79° 40.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 48.48" N, 79° 40' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-407 1st St, Parsons WV 26287, US
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