Since December 2004, The J. R. Clifford Project has involved thousands of West Virginians and visitors to the Mountain State in statewide and local educational programs to increase awareness of the life and works of John Robert “J. R.” Clifford. The programs reflect Clifford’s opposition to racism and highlight the supportive role West Virginia has played in upholding American civil rights. 

The J.R. Clifford Project is a program of Friends of Blackwater. Friends of Blackwater is a small non-profit based in Tucker County, West Virginia, working to protect the unique ecology, scenery and history of the Allegheny Highlands. Visit the Friends of Blackwater website here: https://saveblackwater.org/

Board and Staff

  • Honorary Chair: Larry Starcher
  • Co-Directors: Tom Rodd and Kitty Dooley
  • Administrator: Judy Rodd
  • Staff: Kate Leary

Contact Us

Contact us by calling 304-345-7663 or sending an email to either [email protected] or [email protected]