Omar Douglass School was an old school located in what is now called “Superior Bottom” in Omar, WV. The school stood for many years as a segregated school for African-American children and later became a school for handicapped children.
The school finally closed its doors and shut down. After it closed, the school was eventually
tore down. The area where Omar Douglass once stood is now abandoned and grass
has overgrown all in the area around it.
There is a coal mine that still operates right beside of it called
“Superior Mines”. The few houses that are left in Superior Bottom, is predominately
old “Coal Company Houses”. The picture that was taken of Omar Douglas with the
chain-length fence was from around 2010, before it was eventually tore
All that seems to remain today is a
lot of memories with no real “written record” that could be accessed at the
time of this publication. The West
Virginia Division of Culture has a picture of children on the playground
outside that is included in this post however, there is no picture of the
actual school during its use that is available.
The aerial view of Superior Bottom was provided by Lisa Martinez of the
“Omar Memories” Facebook page.