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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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#ThisIsAppalachia: Lige Clarke

Appalachian Gay Pioneer Walter Davis |June 18, 2019 Appalachian people were part of the early lesbian and gay civil rights movement even before the Stonewall Uprising advanced the struggle.  But it is difficult to see role models if they are excluded from history. Over forty years ago, then Berea College student Bill Fields tells us that his inspiration for coming out as a gay

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