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The following two items gleaned from the Logan Banner provide insight into African-American life in Logan County, WV, in 1926 and 1927.
CANDIDATES GIVE FLAG TO STIRRAT REPUBLICAN COLORED CLUB SATURDAY
A handsome American flag was presented Saturday night to the colored Republican club at Stirrat by Joe Glenn of the county assessor’s office in behalf of Republican candidates as an award for the precinct making the biggest Republican registration this year and for this club being the largest in point of numbers in the county. Charles Kelley is the president.
Six candidates were at the meeting and made brief talks. An enthusiastic meeting was held presaging a warm campaign when the battle of ballots opens for the November election.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 7 September 1926
COLORED MUSICAL CLUB BEING ORGANIZED HERE
Announcement is made by W.J. Glover, president, and L. Jean Bayes, secretary, for the organization of the Music Lovers Club among colored citizens, formed at a meeting held in the reception room of Brown’s hotel. It is their purpose, they promise, to do some very constructive work in the county, “using as a method for success the reaching of the hearts of the people by having them respond to the musical concords of sounds.” All those approaching the object of the movement are invited by these officers of the club to meet this newly organized body at Brown’s hotel, Friday evening at 8 o’clock, to assist in creating a musical appreciation and community interest.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 13 September 1927.