Laurel Webster and James Hersick from Hersick & Webster Creative Partners

Page Jackson High School Tribute Exhibit Book: Black Education in Jefferson County, West Virginia

Grant awarded: $27,128

Page Jackson High School plays a significant role in Black history within Jefferson County. The Page-Jackson High School (PJHS) Tribute Exhibit is a room originally dedicated in 1986 by the NAACP that honors the accomplishments and activities of the staff, teachers and students of PJHS. With the renovation of the Tribute Room, companion materials and the exhibit book—based on “A History of Black Education in Jefferson County, West Virginia: 1865-1966,” compiled by James L. Taylor (PJHS alumni and WVU Hall of Fame, deceased 2021) and produced in 2003, viewers will be prompted to engage with the history and think about their role in reducing inequalities, offering access to quality education, and ending prejudice and discrimination.