Appalachian Holidays

On Kwanzaa and Kuumba with Birmingham’s Deidra Clark

On the list of winter holidays, Kwanzaa is the youngest, first celebrated just five decades ago. But it’s origins reach back generations. In Africa, agricultural celebrations across the continent honored the full harvest, but also celebrated the “first-fruits” as far back as the ancient Egyptian and Nubian societies. More modern […]

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Places of Worship in West Virginia Grapple with COVID’s Impact on Holiday Services

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Pastor Nancy White has shifted the way members of her congregation at the Milton Methodist Church in Milton, West Virginia, worship together.  Initially, the virus closed the church, but during the summer months, White began to provide recorded sermons over Facebook […]

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