Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Williams v. Board of Education Case
Erected 2011 by Tucker County Historical Society & Friends of Blackwater, and the West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 39° 5.808′ N, 79° 40.812′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on First Street (U.S. 219) west of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parsons WV 26287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Are Free Because You Were Brave! (here, Tucker County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Corrick's Ford Battle (a few steps from this marker); 213 1st Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker County Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Parsons / Corrick's Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of All Women who Served in the Armed Forces to Preserve America's Freedom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
Regarding Williams v. Board of Education Case. The law said the school year was eight months, but only five months’ worth of money was allocated to the colored school for the teacher’s salary. The schoolteacher taught the full eight months, and then sued for the missing three months’ salary. She won because the school board did not follow the law and she did.
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