COVID-19 Oral History Project

COVID-19 Oral History Project

Foxfire COVID-19 Oral History Project As public historians and folklorists, we have a responsibility (and interest!) to capture history as it happens around us, and to engage the community in that...
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Community is needed to keep Foxfire aglow

Community is needed to keep Foxfire aglow

By any metric, the Foxfire program is one of the most successful examples of a student-led learning initiative anywhere at any time in history. No one, not the students themselves nor the teachers...
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It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 3

It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 3

We’ve received several requests over the past few months to feature midwives and granny women. In honor of women’s history month, we are featuring stories from women interviewed in the...
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It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 4

It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 4

In honor of Black History Month, this February we are releasing a special four-part series that highlights African American experiences in Southern Appalachia. Our fourth week features excerpts from...
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It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 3

It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 3

In honor of Black History Month, this February we are releasing a special four-part series that highlights African American experiences in Southern Appalachia. Our third week features excerpts from...
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It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 2

It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 2

In honor of Black History Month, this February we are releasing a special four-part series that highlights African American experiences in Southern Appalachia. Our second week features excerpts from...
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It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 1

It Still Lives: Season 2, Episode 2 Part 1

In honor of Black History Month, this February we are releasing a special four-part series that highlights African American experiences in Southern Appalachia. Our first week features conversations...
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Fall Intern: Charlsa Hensley

Fall Intern: Charlsa Hensley

Last year, while watching Ashley York and Sally Rubin’s film Hillbilly about mainstream representations of Appalachia, I was struck by how much of my self-identification and perspective of...
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