This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in West Virginia. It's a companion to the television series The Story of the Jews, airing March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm on West Virginia PBS.
We continue our series on the Jewish community in West Virginia, with a story about a Morgantown lawyer whose Jewish faith has contributed to his life's passion.
Allan Karlin came to Morgantown in 1974, to work as a lawyer in rural communities. His mission was to fight oppression and represent those who were struggling in the face of it.