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Community Outreach

Digitizing, Recording

& Remembering

Black In Appalachia can visit your community to:
  • Conduct oral histories
  • Digitize newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, and other materials of personal and historical significance
  • Conduct screening and presentations of our documentary films
  • Present and discuss our work with your community

Presentations & Interviews

In The Press

From Newest to Oldest:

"Black in Appalachia", This Conversation, WEHC 90.7FM, January 2023

"Black in Appalachia: A Community Archive Centering the Black Experience in the Mountain South", Alona Norwood, Sustainable Futures, November 2023

"For This Juneteenth, A Perspective From Black In Appalachia", Scenic Roots, WUTC, June 2023

"Displacing Black Farmers in Appalachia", The Progressive, February 2023

“Common Reading Program brings Black in Appalachia to Parkway Ballroom”, The Appalachian, February 2023

“Highway 11W’s Spiritual Landscape: A Glimpse of Our Historic Black Churches & Schools”,
Tennessee Conservationist Magazine, December 2022

"The Black Appalachian Experience", Southeast Ohio Magazine, December 2022

“A Liberated Landscape: photos celebrate Black Appalachian Ohio”, The Post Athens, October 2022

"Black in Appalachia: Local Nonprofit Documents Rich History"
, Tennessee Tribune, October 2022

"Black Kentuckians, Tennesseans Celebrate Emancipation with the 8th of August" WKU NPR, August 2022

"Juneteenth is the national holiday, but Tennessee also celebrates on its Emancipation Day"
, Knoxville News Sentinel, June 2022

"The Eastern Kentucky Social Club" The Urban Appalachian Coalition Voice, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2022

"Black in Appalachia provides, preserves deeper history of the region" The Post, Athens, Ohio, April 2022

"Black in Appalachia hosts live podcast in Student Union with climate activist Pam Nixon" Daily Beacon, University of Tennessee, March 2022

"Preserving History: Historical Society, Black in Appalachia teaming up to preserve records from old Lincoln School" Pineville Sun, March 2022

"The African American Folklorist: Black in Appalachia"

Western Kentucky University, NPR, April 2021

"Black in Appalachia: Spreading the Black historical narrative"
Daily Beacon, University of Tennessee, February 2021

"Stories from Swift Memorial Institute: A Late-HBCU in Appalachia"
Southern Sources - UNC Chapel Hill, January 2021

"Rewriting the Story of Race in Appalachia"
Yes! Magazine, January 2021

"Meet The Storytellers Of 'Black In Appalachia”
Scenic Roots, WUTC 88.1FM, October 2020

"With podcast, ‘Black in Appalachia’ series aims to reach new audiences"
Current, September 2020

"It's a Banner Day in Kingsport -- Riverview community participates in "Black in Appalachia"
Kingsport Times News, September 2020

"Black in Appalachia helps to write, share the history of the people"
WATE TV, August 2020

New podcast explores what it means to be 'Black in Appalachia'
WBIR TV, August 2020

"Local Emancipation Commemorations Bring Black Communities Closer to the Past"
Atlas Obscura, August 2020

"Black in Appalachia"
With Good Reason Radio, July 2020

"Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia"
Inside Appalachia, West Virginia Public Radio, July 2020

"Finding black spaces: McKinney Center talk covers black history in Appalachia"
Herald & Tribune, June 2020

"Researching Black Families in the Mountain South topic of discussion"
Newport Plain Talk, February 2020

"Free event honors Knoxville-born artist Beauford Delaney"
WBIR TV, February 2020

"Black in Appalachia: A Community History Project" Mountain Talk, WMMT 88.7fm, February 2020

"Dialogue: The Life and Work of Beauford Delaney" WUOT 91.9fm, February 2020

"Appalachia Untold: Event highlights the need for remembering and recounting black history"
The Daily Times, January 2020

"Black in Appalachia: Project Unearths Black History" The Daily Times, January 2020

"London remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with march"
The Sentinel Echo, January 2020

"Alum Rebecca Howard Uses History and MSIS Degrees to Archive the Past"
University of Tennessee, October 2019

"Alum Lauren Cole ('19) Speaks on Practicum with PBS 'Black in Appalachia' Project"
University of Tennessee, July 2019

"Holding on to History"
Greeneville Sun, February 2018

"Black in Appalachia - Living History",
Mountain Talk, WMMT 88.7fm, February 2018

"PBS Documentary to Include Tennessee Picnic"
Newport Plain Talk, April 2016

"PBS film tells the 80-year story of Rogersville's Swift College"
Kingsport Times-News, February 2015

Want a visit or a presentation from

Black in Appalachia in your community?

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