Appalachian Center Honors Late Activist, Mr. William Fields

Posted by Leah Wilson
In honor of the life work of the late Mr. William Fields, the Appalachian Center for Civic Life has made a generous donation to the Mount Pleasant Preservation Society.

Throughout his life, Mr. Fields was an advocate in the fight against racism in the region. He worked closely with the Mount Pleasant Preservation Society as they digitized the oral history of African Americans in local Marion, VA. E&H Senior, Miranda Quarles says, “Mr. Fields was an amazing and brilliant man, who told of his life through his art work and oral stories.” Miranda has worked on this civic engagement project since her first year at E&H. Miranda has been working alongside Marion prominent figures, Evelyn Thompson and Diana Hayes to help remember the impact that Mr. Fields has made in the community. Mr. Fields has a very personal connection to Emory & Henry College and its African American history being that a direct descendant of his was a slave to the college’s first president, Mr. Fulton.

Although Mr. Fields is gone, his work carries on. Two rooms are to be renovated in the Mount Pleasant Preservation Society museum. Mr. Fields was very active here on campus, involved with students and civic innovation projects. According to Miranda Quarles, “He was a very understanding and passionate man and working with him was very eye opening to see his personal connection with racism”. You can find some of his artwork that tells his family’s story around the school including several pieces in the Appalachian Center for Civic Life. His legacy will continue to make an impact on our Emory & Henry Campus for years to come.

 

By: Paige Halcrow 

  • The Appalachian Center presents a donation to the Mt. Pleasant Preservation Society in honor of the late, Mr. William Fields.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2051-new-name-same-mission-the-stingers-supply-shelf-is"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.jpg" alt="Dr. Shelley Koch, Dave Brinegar with dining services, student Sarah Dutton and Leah Wilson, Coord..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/348,0,1716,1367/10509_Stingers_Supply_Shelf-2.rev.1637182482.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2051-new-name-same-mission-the-stingers-supply-shelf-is">New Name, Same Mission: The Stinger’s Supply Shelf is Here to Help</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What some may know as the Kitchen Closet, will now be known as the Stinger’s Supply Shelf. A student-led remodel, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on November 17. As part of her CVIN Major Senior Project, Emory & Henry student, Sarah Dutton, has taken on the amazing work of bettering her fellow E&H students’ wellbeing.</span> <a href="/live/news/2051-new-name-same-mission-the-stingers-supply-shelf-is" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg" alt="Appalachian Community Connectors Logo" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg 2x" data-max-w="719" data-max-h="719" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience">CVIN 100 Provides Real World Experience</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">CVIN 100 is an introduction class to Civic Innovation. This is a class whose goal is to bring people closer through people-to-people interactions in a safe environment.</span> <a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2054-eamphs-tal-stanley-featured-in-pbs-documentary"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/53,2,698,647/10418_new_river.rev.1635172872.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/53,2,698,647/10418_new_river.rev.1635172872.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/53,2,698,647/10418_new_river.rev.1635172872.jpg" alt="E&H?s Tal Stanley is featured in Blue Ridge PBS? documentary ?The Story of the New River.?" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="645" data-max-h="645" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2054-eamphs-tal-stanley-featured-in-pbs-documentary">E&H’s Tal Stanley featured in PBS Documentary</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tal Stanley, professor of Civic Innovation and Resident Scholar for the Citizenship of Place, here at Emory & Henry, is featured in a documentary airing Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00pm.</span> <a href="/live/news/2054-eamphs-tal-stanley-featured-in-pbs-documentary" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2128-service-plunge-returns-to-emory-henry"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.jpg" alt="Students at Service Plunge working at the Damascus Trail Center." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10690_Service_Plunge_2022-37.rev.1641931321.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2128-service-plunge-returns-to-emory-henry">Service Plunge returns to Emory & Henry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On Saturday, January 8, incoming students participated in Service Plunge, an annual tradition at Emory & Henry.</span> <a href="/live/news/2128-service-plunge-returns-to-emory-henry" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2072-eamph-senior-revives-appalachian-trail"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.jpg" alt="Students volunteer their time outside of class to perform trail maintenance on the Appalachian Tr..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/679,0,1809,1130/10446_IMG_0167.rev.1635517728.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1130" data-max-h="1130" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2072-eamph-senior-revives-appalachian-trail">E&H Senior Revives Appalachian Trail</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Carter Hudson completes his senior Civic Innovation project with Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club performing trail maintenance.</span></p><a href="/live/news/2072-eamph-senior-revives-appalachian-trail" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg" alt="Dr. Tal Stanley honored for 24 years of service at first Bonner meeting of 2021." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1170" data-max-h="856" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley">E&H a Better Place, Thanks to Dr. Tal Stanley</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bonner Scholars Program at Emory & Henry College honored Dr. Tal Stanley for his twenty-four years of service as director of the program on August 23rd, 2021. </span> <a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>