Dr. Henry Lake Dickason’s Biography
After two years in the making, Dr. Dickason’s biography will be released on Friday, September 29 at Bluefield State’s Founder’s Day.
“The life of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason, first president of Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia and early leader of Black education, is recognized in this biography. Dickason was born two decades after the Civil War ended and grew up in a log cabin on Peters Mountain near Lindside, West Virginia. He learned
about slavery from his grandparents on both sides of the family.
He learned about the oppression of segregation, especially the limited opportunity for black children to get an education, from the struggles of his own life.
He became a driving force in racial pride and in ensuring that education was available for all those in southern West Virginia who desired to learn.
His life, inspired by his father’s words, ‘Try and be somebody,’ inspires us all.”
It will also be available at the Crafts Fair at BSC on September 30, at Peterstown’s Heritage Day on October 7 and at the Lindside Methodist Church’s Fall Festival on October 21, and as always, by contacting me. ($10.95.) Amazon and BarnesandNoble will also offer the book in the coming days.
Thank you for writing this book. I am from Lindside and knew Mr. Dickason’s wife Flossie. Will you have a hardcover book at the Peterstown Festival? Again, thank you for getting this local history into the public view.
Thank you for your kind words. At this time, I only have paperback copies, but I know hardcovered ones are in the process of being published. I have written the publisher to see how much they cost and how long before I can get them. So, yes, I will be in Peterstown next Saturday but probably won’t have hardbound copies yet. -Becky
Thank you for replying. I will be in Peterstown Saturday to buy a copy.
Here is the latest – hardcover copies of Try and Be Somebody were ordered on October 2 but I don’t think they will be here in time for the Peterstown event. I should have them by the Lindside event on October 21 and they will cost $24.95. If you want, I can mail you one of those at any time. -Becky
I will get the paperback Saturday and then get the hardcover later. Thanks