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An Intense Feeling: The Lynching of Robert Clark
**This video contains historical imagery of a lynching** In June of 1891, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren was allegedly assaulted in her home. The ensuing investigation identified a Mr. Robert Clark. He was arrested and accused of the crime. Before the courts could run their course, residents of Bristol, Virginia and those from the surrounding area kidnapped Mr. Clark from his cell and proceeded to take the law into their own hands.
The Eastern Kentucky Social Club
Black in Appalachia details the history of the establishment of coal camps & towns in the Eastern Kentucky coal fields & the in migration of African American laborers to the Mountain. With interviews from current & former residents of the region & scholars Philip J, Obermiller, Tom Wagner & Karida Brown, we follow the stories of these Black families through day-to-day life, out migration & the founding of the Eastern Kentucky Social Club. Founded in 1969, the EKSC is perhaps one of the longest standing African American organizations dedicated to solely social purposes. See: https://www.blackinappalachia.org/eksc
The Corbin Expulsion of 1919
Matt O'Neal, PHD Student at the University of Georgia tells the tale of how Corbin, Kentucky became a sundown town on October 30, 1919 with the forcible expulsion of the entire Black population. During the 100 years that followed, the city became synonymous with being an unwelcoming and hostile place for African Americans. For more information see: https://sunupcorbin.com