University of Kentucky Libraries: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Civil Rights Oral History Project

Appalachia Oral History Collection
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This project consists of interviews with Rev. Hugh Cowans and Julia Cowans concerning the civil right movements in Kentucky and the Appalachian Region. Topics discussed include the United Mine Workers, coal mining, strikes, racism, African American coal miners, African Americans' social and economic conditions, coal camps, company stores, Ku Klux Klan, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="