Bessie was a public school educator and author. In 1939 she authored "Echoes from the Hills - a book of poem
daughter of James Henry Woodson and Ann Eliza Riddle.
sister of Carter G Woodson - famous African American Historian.
Married (1st) Robert Lee Johnson 4 June 1905
Married (2nd) Patrick Yancey of Louisa County, VA
If you live in West Virginia,
Come with me and pause a while.
See her wealth and power rising,
See her plains and valleys smile!
Give to eastern states their culture,
Give to northern states their fame,
Give to southern states their virtues
Which no other states may claim.
But in words of deathless glory
Far and wide where all may see
Write the name of West Virginia,
Champion of Liberty!
Bessie Woodson Yancey
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