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Blackey (Ky) oral history project

Repository: Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of 27 interviews, and the ones of Charles 'Buck' Maggard and Joe Begley in particular address the civil rights movement. Maggard discusses the Poor People's Campaign and Martin Luther King, Jr., and Andrew Young. Begley talks about his friend Buck Maggard. He discusses Buck's organizing ability and involvement in the civil rights movement as well as War on Poverty and labor programs. Begley also talks about the environmental problems in the region caused by mining and describes some of the early efforts to fight strip mining.

Collection Description (Extant): This project documents the history of Blackey, Kentucky, in particular the C.B. Caudill store.

Access Copy Note: The originals are held at Appalshop.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: 2000OH02

Extent: 41 audio cassette tapes; 27 VHS tapes

Language: English

Interviewees: Charles "Buck" Maggard, Joe Begley

Rights (Extant): Access copies only, original copyright to Appalshop

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Environmentalism
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Kentucky
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Labor movement--Kentucky
Poor People's Campaign
Young, Andrew, 1932-

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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