Black Appalachia

Q&A: The Podcast Challenging What You Think You Know about Black Communities in Appalachia

Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin, a researcher, lecturer and cultural worker at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and William Isom, director of the Black in Appalachia project at East Tennessee PBS, were searching for the project to collaborate on that would help share their passion and research on the Black Appalachian experience.  […]

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This Va. Newspaper Has Been ‘Making And Recording Black History’ For 80 Years

The Roanoke Tribune has been telling its Black readers their lives matter for more than 80 years. While many newspapers have struggled to adapt to the internet, laying off reporters and editors while shrinking their coverage, the family-owned Roanoke Tribune has persisted through four generations and the destruction of their building during […]

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Liberation is a Long Haul: Lessons from Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a joyful ritual of collective memory and cultural cohesion. A summer tradition commemorating the end of slavery, Juneteenth is also an opportunity to challenge facile understandings of the past and reckon with a national heritage of racism.  But over 155 years of observance, Juneteenth celebrations have often been […]

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