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Westover in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Monongalia High School

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Monongalia High School Marker
Inscription.  From 1938 to 1954, Monongalia High was the only African American high school in the county. New Deal WPA funds paid for the new school. Dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt on May 27, 1938, it served black high school students until 1954, when the county integrated its schools. A source of opportunity and pride for the black community, the school forged lasting bonds among alumni.
 
Erected 2014 by Beechurst-Monongalia High School Alumni Association, West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, the West Virginia Archives and History, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1938.
 
Location. 39° 38.266′ N, 79° 57.956′ W. Marker is in Westover, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of West Park Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Monongalia High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Monongalia High School Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westover Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brooks Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orville Eberly Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodburn Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Women's Centenary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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