Black in Appalachia: Trains: The Corbin Expulsion: a play written by Quinton Cockrell
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4M ago
On October 31, 1919, white residents of Corbin, Kentucky forcibly removed approximately 200 African Americans from the town. The victims were forced into box cars and sent to Knoxville, Tennessee. Corbin was left a virtually all-white town. Years later, Travis Hampton, a survivor of the purge, is leading a desperate, impoverished life with his family in Knoxville. When a white man, an old acquaintance from Corbin, approaches and attempts to “make things right,” Travis must come to terms with his past and his principles ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Frank X Walker
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4M ago
On this episode of Black in Appalachia we talk with Frank X Walker, Black Appalachian award winning author, coiner of the term “Affrilachian” and 1st Black Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Frank shared with us about his background and growing up in Danville, Kentucky, the origins of his career as a poet, the founding of the Affrilachian poets and some of his work and writing processes.  ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Cornel West runs for president
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Enkeshi and William sit down and talk with Cornel West about his run for President of the United States ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: The 102 years of Clara Hughes
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4M ago
The Black in Appalachia Podcast was lucky enough to talk with 102 year old Clara Hughes from Oliver Springs, Tennessee. She has led an incredible life, so you can only imagine the amazing stories she has to share, such as, she was the first Black woman to sit on the Y-12 Union Board in Oak Ridge, outliving 2 husbands and carving out a career and life from the East Tennessee coalfields to a venue of cutting edge technology and science ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Black Safety
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4M ago
On this episode of Black in Appalachia, Enkeshi is joined by University of Tennessee Sociologists, Shaneda Destine and Michelle Brown to share about a project the three of them worked on around the topic of Black safety. Black safety is a term Enkeshi developed in her dissertation that was concerned with how in a violent anti-black racists society, Black people and Black communities provide a sense of safety not captured in mainstream carceral understandings of safety. Together they curated a set of scholars to write on the topic and interviewed activists about their understanding and practice ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Y’all Don’t Hear Me
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4M ago
Curator Kreneshia Whiteside-McGhee talks about her installation Y’all Don’t Hear Me: The Black Appalachia. As part of the exhibit Kren sits down for a conversation with Nikki Giovanni. Featured artists include Amanda Banks, Jabari Browne, Kamau Bostic, Kywaun Davenport, Laiza Fuhrmann, Nikki Giovanni, Genesis The Greykid, Vandorn Hinnant, Frederick Johnson, Ashley Jones, Mary Martin, Charlie Newton, Iantha Newton, Mikael Owunna, Travis Prince, Walter Reap, Justin Rocha, RaMell Ross, Jessica Scott-Felder, Larry Silver, Myke “Murda” Stallone, Moses Sumney, Raymond Thompson, Carrington Ware, Crys ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Letters from the past.
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4M ago
On this episode of Black in Appalachia, Enkeshi teams up with four educators of  West Virginia University's national writers project to bring you letters from the archives. The team went to the University's archive for a workshop on how to incorporate primary sources in developing new narratives of Appalachia. While in the archives they discovered a master clap-back king and had to tell his story.  ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Environmental Justice
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4M ago
Enkeshi and Pumpkin talk with Pam Nixon about her advocacy work in Environmental Justice in Institute, West Virginia. This was a live-recorded event that was part of the University of Tennessee's Black Ecologies Week, held as a partnership with UT Humanities Center initiative with Africana Studies, The Bottom, Black in Appalachia, East Tennessee PBS, UTK departments, and other community and university partners ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Agree to Disagree
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4M ago
Black in Appalachia’s Angela Dennis talks with Matthew Hawn, a teacher who was fired for exploring the concepts of white privilege and racial disparity. Hawn stresses the need to engage students to think deeply about values, history and society as he tries to reclaim his place in the classroom ..read more
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Black in Appalachia: Birdwatching while Black
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4M ago
On this episode, Enkeshi and Pumpkin welcome wildlife biologist, writer, and poet, Dr. J Drew Lanham. Originally interviewed at Black in Appalachia's live show for the University of Tennessee's "Black Ecologies Week", we discuss and riff about birds, nature, and Appalachian South Carolina. We discuss his memoir "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature", as well as his lessons from being a birdwatcher ..read more
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