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WVU journalism professor's Monongah Mine disaster documentary to air on WVPBS

A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) professor’s documentary about the 1907 Monongah Mine disaster.

A West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) professor’s documentary about the 1907 Monongah Mine disaster will air on West Virginia Public Television at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 – the 100-year anniversary of the catastrophe.

The SOJ will hold a special preview of the 30-minute documentary, “The Monongah Heroine,” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in 205 Martin Hall. The premiere will be open to the public.

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WVU SOJ veterans project reveals untold stories of African-Americans in World War II

Black soldiers not only risked their lives battling German and Japanese forces during World War II but, in many cases, had to fight a more insidious enemy – racism.

New revelations about the dual battles they fought in the war and other untold stories are featured in the documentary, “Fighting on Two Fronts: Untold Stories of African American Vets from WWII,” by Joel Beeson, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism.

The documentary will air on Veterans Day on West Virginia Public Television at 7 p.m. A special video premiere is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Room 205 of Martin Hall on WVU’s Downtown Campus. The event is open to the public, and a reception will follow.

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