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Monthly Archives: May 2010
We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the right side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here: We open today’s show with a segment from an April 2000 [...]comments
“It is a happy circumstance that the first showing of this traveling exhibition of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild should be at the American County Life Association conference at Blacksburg, VA. At the last conference of the Association held at Oglebay Park, WV, a special section of the program was given over to rural arts. [...]comments
The Florence [AL] Times Daily Jul 23, 1937 Hartselle, July 27— Get out your “Stradivarius” and come to the Tennessee Valley and join the worm fiddlers. A new industry has sprung up in the Joe Wheeler Lake area where numerous followers of Izaak Walton spend their time fishing in the fisherman’s paradise created by the [...]comments
In the summer of 1945, one white executive quietly, secretly, plotted an assault on baseball’s systematic practice of racial discrimination. This executive had a conscience. He knew that it was wrong to bar a man from organized baseball simply because of his race or color. He was courageous. He wasn’t afraid to buck the establishment. [...]comments