The White Sulphur Springs Public Library will host the second of a series of historical talks featuring New River Community and Technical College instructor Stacy Reikowsky on Tuesday, Mar. 5, beginning at 6 p.m.
Reikowsky will focus on the development of the 20th-century civil rights movement and the specific people, events, and ideas that defined West Virginia’s role in America’s transformation towards greater social justice in the modern era. During this series, Reikowsky will reference original newspapers, photographs, videos, and personal accounts to show how events unfolded, and how West Virginia and the rest of the country responded to advocates, agitators, and activists in this movement. She invites everyone to actively participate in the dialogue and craft their own interpretation of West Virginia’s place in the history of civil rights.
Reikowsky is currently working on her Ph.D. from North Dakota State University with a focus on American history, the minority experience, and public history, as well as teaching at NRCTC. She is excited to now call beautiful southern West Virginia home, and looking forward to continuing her studies and learning more about mountaineer history. She hopes this will include hearing new stories and experiences from West Virginia and working with people from across the local communities.
Light refreshments will follow the program. The library is located at 344 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs. Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions.