DuBois on Main Museum

Mount Hope, WV

DuBois High School, 1917-1956, was one of two black high
schools in Fayette County, WV.  Black
students came from the entire plateau region of the county to be educated
there.  The museum has a collection of
newspapers, pictures, articles and items donated to show the history of this
school. DuBois football teams were state champions in 1930's, 1940's and
1950's.  Students were state and national
winners in areas including commerce, art and vocational agriculture.   The little school on the hill received national
attention due to having a staff member who also was a reporter for a national
black newspaper.  In spite of the poor
physical conditions and old textbooks, students became local and national
leaders, attaining levels of success unparalleled.  They had the best armor needed....excellent
teachers and adults who guided them very well.
This history is unknown to many local residents because it was not in
their textbooks..unrecognized black history. 

Visit is free, but donations are gladly accepted. We are
a volunteer run 501-c-3 nonprofit.  Hours
are 11am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Other times by
appointment. Small gift shop area. Inclement weather? Call first.  Thank you.
P.S.  Often there on Mon &
Thurs. also. Check it out if in area.

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