Appalachian Roots

My family's home for nearly 10 generations is Breathitt County. City Seat: Jackson, KY



Media's depictions, historical and contemporary of Breathitt County and Appalachia.

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While not specifically about Breathitt County, this video is a window into how our region was portrayed in national media (1968) the year before I was born. It makes me mad as hell that we are still having the same conversation nearly 50 years later.  This video also helps to clearly outline the potential if poor people (black and white) were to organize and envision a connected future.



Filmed when I was in high school (mid-1980s), the clip features many of the people and places that defined me growing up.