Eastern Kentucky Social Club

Photographs by Jabari Guthrie

The Eastern Kentucky Social Club (EKSC) was founded in 1969 by Appalachian families who migrated out of the coalfields to mostly northern cities. This organization, with chapters all over the country, was established to provide continued connection and reunion for families, friends, churches and schools within the Appalachian diaspora.

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Suggested Books

  • Blacks in Appalachia by William H. Turner, Edward J. Cabbell editors - ISBN: 0-8131-0162-X

  • African Americans Miners & Migrants: Eastern Kentucky Social Club - by Thomas E. Wagner, Philip J. Obermiller - ISBN: 9780252092732

  • Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia - Karida Brown - ISBN: 9781469647036

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1611 East Magnolia Avenue

Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

8004 E Andrew Johnson Hwy

Whitesburg,Tennessee 37891

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