We're watching Friday Flix in the Appalshop Theater! Every Friday at 12pm you can see films from the Appalshop archives -- for free! Check out @appalshop to keep up with what's next and join us on Fridays! #documentary
Thanks to the Communications class from Letcher County Central for their visit with us, @appalachianmediainstitute, and @appalshop today! We can't wait to work more with this talented group of students! 📷Willa Johnson
As we celebrate this Labor Day weekend, we bring you a photo from the Appalshop Archive.
This photo was taken during the 1973-74 Brookside Mine coal strike against Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County. One of many donated by photographer Robert Gumpert, the 60-roll collection of 35mm b/w negatives captures the tension of the strike as well as the everyday lives of striking miners and their families, non-union miners, and residents of the county.
To see a few more photos from this collection, check out Appalshop Archives's website-- link in bio. 📷Robert Gumpert, 1974.
Monday's Mountain Talk is now online (link in bio!). We remember the Battle of Blair Mountain, where in August 1921 some 10,000 miners took up arms against local & state police and federal troops, demanding better working and living conditions in the southern WV coal camps. It was the largest labor uprising in U.S. History, and in this episode we talk with folks working today to preserve this history.
We hear from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum about their work to honor the legacy of the Mine Wars; and folks who've worked for years to get the Blair Mountain Battlefield Site relisted on the National Register of Historic Places - which they accomplished in June of this year.
Along the way you'll hear tunes and tales from Nimrod Workman - about his forty years in the mines, about union loyalty, and about raising a family on next to nothing.
You can also check out this and all Mountain Talks on your podcast app-- just search for WMMT!
Day 3! Our volunteer Isabella made our show flyer/poster for the Final Showcase Saturday @ 6 in the Appalshop Theater! You all are invited! You don't want to miss your chance to say you were there for the first performances from The Helms, Slug Pit, & Ghosts of the Future! [Girls Rock Camp IG Takeover]
Vocals! Drums! Guitar! Bass! Keyboard! Talent bursting at the seams. We'll be forming bands this afternoon and working the rest of the week on writing songs and music and prepping for the Final Showcase Saturday @ 6pm @appalshop. You're invited! [Girls Rock Camp IG Takeover] #wmmtgrc2018#girlsrockcamp
And we're off! Girls Rock campers and volunteers getting to know each other and learning our Camp song:
I FEEL STRONG CUZ I KNOW I AM!!!
I WANNA ROCK CUZ IT'S MY JAM!!!
I DON'T NEED YOU TO HOLD MY HAND
CUZ I KNOW WHERE I STAND!!!
GIRLS ROCK, GIRLS ROCK!!!
...now off to practice! More from Girls Rock IG takeover soon.