African American Heritage Auto Tour

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Campers at Camp Washington Carver, the first African American 4 H camp in the United States.
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African American coal miners at New River Gorge.
The African American Heritage Tour was developed by New River Gorge National River and its partners as a smart phone app to uncover and tell the stories of the many black coal miners, railroad workers, and other community members that helped shape this region. This self-guided auto tour takes the user to seventeen historic sites in Summers, Raleigh, Fayette and Nicholas counties to learn about the history and experiences of the regions African Americans. The project was made possible through a partnership with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, The National Coal Heritage Area, the WV Humanities Council, The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum, DuBois on Main Museum, West Virginia State University, and Visit Southern West Virginia.
You can tour the entire route from the comfort of your home by clicking on any of the tour stops below:

Last updated: January 22, 2020

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