Huntington, WV Black History

Steven L. Ferguson

Community Activist

Steven L. Ferguson was a community activist and mentor to many individuals who lived in the Fairfield community.

Born and raised in Huntington, Ferguson was a voice and support system for some of the most vulnerable members of the Fairfield community. His legacy transcended generations and is honored annually in conjunction with a memorial ceremony for children lost to violence in the same neighborhood where he worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for his family, friends and neighbors.

Ferguson was known to open his home, heart and wisdom to anyone in need. He set a standard that challenged and encouraged members of his community to embrace the disadvantaged and work to create pathways for success.

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