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Freedom Stories: Jim Crow of Appalachia

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Freedom Stories
Jim Crow Appalachia: Slavery by Another Name
“Juvenile Convicts at Work in the Fields”. Copyright ca.1903, Detroit Photographic Co. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
The second year of ISC’s Freedom Stories series kicks off on January 9th, 1:00-2:30pm EST with a discussion of Jim Crow Appalachia. At the end of the Civil War, the South emerged with destroyed transportation and shipping lines, a devastated economy, and no labor force. The North and South agreed slavery was an unacceptable form of American labor, but Black Americans were still an undesirable, inferior race in need of control. Over the next 100 years, the Appalachian South successfully re-established their system of racial caste under a new name, “Jim Crow,” a popular antebellum term. Join storyteller Mitch Capel, along with Freedom Stories Director Dr. Alicestyne Turley and others as we explore the roots of Appalachian Jim Crow and its impact on how the region is viewed today.
This is a FREE event that will take place directly on ISC’s Facebook timeline. Don’t have Facebook? Don’t worry! You can still watch by clicking this ISC Facebook link, and selecting “Not now” when prompted to create an account.
Freedom Stories is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This initiative brings together storytelling artists, humanities scholars, and community experts to explore and unearth the oft-silenced narratives of Black Appalachian heritage and history. For more information about this project, please contact FreedomStories@StorytellingCenter.net.


January 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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