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In April of 1929, the Logan Banner profiled numerous prominent African-American residents of Logan County, West Virginia.
RICHARD T. JORDAN
Graduate: Wilberforce University with B.A. degree; will take master’s work at Columbia University the coming summer session. Prof. Jordan has done work at Ohio State University; is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, a national college fraternity. Honorary fraternities: Sword and Shield and Boule, and is an Elk and Mason. Prof. Jordan served his country in the late World War, doing overseas service; he was connected with the Red Cross Ambulance corps also enlisted in the U.S. Twenty-Fifth Infantry immediately following the World War, assigned to Mexican border service. The Aracoma school of which Prof. Jordan is principal has a corps of seven teachers, carrying an average enrollment of 150, and under his guidance the system is organized into an effective working unit, developing a definite educational program in the pupil enrollment. Prof. Jordan is a young man of high ideals, sterling character, studious and enterprising, and will make his mark in the profession.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 16 April 1929.
An unknown local correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 7, 1926:
Here we come with some our bit of news from Chapmanville.
Miss Delmas Barker, Susie C. and Hazel C. were the evening guests of Miss Gracie Workman, Sunday.
Laura Workman made a flying trip to Chapmanville Sunday evening to visit her parents.
Daily scenes: Dan C. disappointed by Gracie W.; Beulah and her nice dress; Margaret B. and her sweet smiles; Gracie looking for Jim T.; Minnie and her fellow; Opal and her house dress; Ina going to Logan; Flossie and her old checked coat; Tom looking for Gracie; Davis looking for a sweetie; Arnold calling on his sweet mama.
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I proudly announce Dr. Robert Maslowski’s endorsement of my book, Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy. Dr. Maslowski, President of the Council for West Virginia Archaeology and graduate professor at the Marshall University Graduate College, ranks as one of Appalachia’s most dedicated and accomplished scholars. A retired archaeologist for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he is popularly known as the editor of West Virginia Archaeologist and as executive producer of three award-winning archaeology films: Red Salt & Reynolds (2003), Ghosts of Green Bottom (2005), and Secrets of the Valley: Prehistory of the Kanawha (2010). Throughout his long professional career, he has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the National Park Service, and the U.S. military. In so many ways, he has made significant contributions to our understanding of Appalachian history and culture. A personal note: during my time as a graduate student at Marshall University, Dr. Maslowski was my favorite instructor. Receiving praise from such an accomplished scholar and an outstanding instructor means a great deal to me.
Here is Dr. Maslowski’s endorsement of Blood in West Virginia:
“Not only does Blood in West Virginia present a compelling narrative of a little known feud in southern West Virginia, it provides valuable insights into the local politics, economy, timber industry, and family life in Lincoln County during the late 1800s.”