Author: Jennifer Skinner

While Rebuilding, Rainelle Residents Hear ‘The Song and the Sound of the Nails, and it’s Like Music to Your Ears’

Part 4 of 4: Remembering the Flood On Friday morning, June 24, 2016, people woke up to heartbreaking news of West Virginia’s flooding. Roads had given out, cars were floating into houses, people were missing, stranded and the death toll was rising as the waters receded. In Rainelle, four people had […]

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This photography project aims to fight the stereotype that Appalachia equals poverty

Take a look through Roger May’s crowd-sourced photography project Looking at Appalachia and you’ll gain a perspective of the region in stark contrast with the images born out of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty a half century ago. Black and white images of Appalachians became the cornerstone a national narrative when […]

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