by Karl Priest & Alice Moore
The Kanawha County Textbook War was not a simple matter. It involved thousands of people (about 2,000 signed a petition against the books) with their own unique personalities and perspectives. The protesters were not perfect, but they were good people—the kind of folks most West Virginians would want to have as neighbors. As an historian of the protester side of the Kanawha County Textbook War I take very seriously leaving a legacy of accurate information for future generations.