Films, Videos, and Audio

“Documentary adds to African American history of World War II,” by Natalie Eddy and Jessica Carloss, in WVU SOJ Insider, 2008. Describes “Fighting on Two Fronts: The Untold Stories of African American WWII Veterans,” by Joel Beeson, professor at WVU. See also Beeson’s WV Veterans History Project, which is affiliated with the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress, and Soldiers of the Coalfields, about the work of Beeson and his team in McDowell County.

“The West Virginia State College Aviation Program and the Tuskegee Airmen Connection,” presentation at WV State Archives by Charles T. Ledbetter, 2013.


“The Whitest Historically Black College in America,” by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, NPR, 2013. Includes text and audio story on Bluefield State College.

“West Virginia History Film Project, Collection Guide,” part of West Virginia Memory Project, WV State Archives. Includes materials related to Henry Louis Gates and Leon Sullivan.

“Harpers Ferry and John Brown,” by WV Public Broadcasting, on YouTube, 2009. Focuses on the town’s birth and history prior to the Civil War, and the raid by John Brown on the armory and town.


YouTube site for the WV Archives and History includes videos of presentations related to African Americans in WV.


“The Block” Speaker Series,” presented by the West Virginia Center for African-American Art & Culture, Inc., coordinated by Anthony Kinser and the WV State Archives and History. Website links to YouTube videos of speakers.