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#ThisIsAppalachia: Black Hillbillies Have No Time for Elegies

Jet and Ebony Magazines: Channel for Black Appalachians’ Values By William H. Turner Excerpt from an essay in Appalachian Reckoning:A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll I was born around the time – 1946 – that blacks in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky moved toward a half century of labor, at the bottom of the working class.6 With

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