Oral History

  • On March 26, 2014, on behalf of Cabell County Public Schools, Trent Spurlock and Sarah Reynolds of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., interviewed Ms. Delores Moody, a former resident of the West Virginia Colored Orphan's Home, regarding her remembrances of her time spent at the Home. Selected clips from the interview are provided below.

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    Ms. Delores Moody has lived most of her life in Huntington, West Virginia. She arrived at the West Virginia Colored Orphans’ Home at age six and remained until she was fourteen years old when the facility closed. Ms. Moody then lived with foster parents at three different homes in Huntington. Following her marriage to Charles Edward Moody at age eighteen, the couple had four children. After forty-seven years of marriage her husband passed away in 2008. Ms. Moody continues to reside in Huntington, has three grandchildren, and is an active member of First Baptist Church.