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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Mar 17, 2018

In the spring of 1974 the Kanawha County, West Virginia, school board had to approve new textbooks for the schools.  One of the board members objected to many of the books, saying that the materials contained therein advocated liberal and, even, radical viewpoints that were anti-Christian.  After that board member shared those views in the media, a movement arose that led to widespread protests and violence in the coalfields.  

Today we tell the story of what we call The Great Kanawha County Textbook War.  

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