Here are a couple of powerpoints that we have used in classroom presentations to teach students about the J.R. Clifford story and the history of civil rights in West Virginia. The first file is centered on J.R. Clifford and the historical context of his life, while the second focuses on the role of abolition and the fight for equality in the creation of the state of West Virginia. The last file is actually pdf of a presentation on J.R. Clifford that was designed specifically for classroom use.
Black Soldiers in the Civil War
The presentation below was shared by Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC.