On November 17, about 70 Appalmad supporters gathered in Lewisburg for an afternoon of music, poetry and fellowship. The Boom! Boom! Fundraiser featured poet Crystal Good and the music of the Black Twig Pickers.
It was a tremendous success, and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved, especially Suzanne Thorniley and her host committee, who came » Continue Reading.Continue reading
This is the first in an occasional series of articles and videos highlighting the people and culture of Appalachia.
Before he went to law school, Appalachian Mountain Advocates attorney Isak Howell was a reporter at The Roanoke Times. While there, he got together with two other reporters ? Mike Gangloff and Ralph Berrier Jr. ? to form the Black » Continue Reading.Continue reading
We want?to help Appalachian residents tell their own stories, to help show the rest of the nation what is happening here and what is being lost in this national energy sacrifice zone.
As part of that effort, we’d like to hear from you. Use the comments section below to tell your story of life in Appalachia. Tell us about where » Continue Reading.Continue reading
Did you watch CNN’s documentary,?“Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America”?last night? If so, what did you think?
While it had its good moments, I agree with a friend of mine who said the emotional weight of the piece was centered on Jim and Linda Dials, a surface miner and his wife who spend much of the documentary waiting » Continue Reading.Continue reading
Here at the Center, our goal is to protect the beauty of Appalachia from those who would destroy it for profit. Like many other groups that try to get the word out about mountaintop removal and other threats to the people and places of this region, we often feature photos of destruction: denuded mountains blown apart and turned into giant » Continue Reading.Continue reading