Tag: Black Appalachia

  1. The African American Experiences Project is Making the Invisible Visible

    The African American Experiences Project is Making the Invisible Visible By Atalaya Dorfield A year and a half ago, if you would have told me that today I would be working with the National Park Service, my response would have been, “What is the National Park Service?” I never would have imagined that I would be writing this column for Black History Month or that, in June of 2021, I would be hiking up Read more...
  2. ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move

    ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move The second episode of the Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music podcast mini-series begins with a story. “He said, ‘Now, I’m gonna tell you, if I ever catch you playing the fiddle on my route ever again, I will make sure that you get put under the jail,’” recalls fiddler and prominent old-time musician Read more...
  3. Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music

    Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music by Ted Olson The lockdown summer of 2020 was a difficult time in the United States. The coronavirus pandemic surged, contentious election campaigns exacerbated growing political divisions, and protests of police killings brought about a national reckoning over entrenched racial and socioeconomic inequalities. While the first two issues Read more...

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