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. This video also helps to clearly outline the potential if people were able to overcome the division along racial, economic and other contemporary "political fault lines" to 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.