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Watch WV history unfold before your eyes


The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Virginia’s history.
In recognition of Black History Month, each episode in February will highlight incredible West Virginians who helped shape our history.
Learn about the state's connection to the origins of black history month, the first Black person in West Virginia to become a delegate for the Republican National Convention, and the incredible story of Booker T. Washington.
Watch the videos: