Photos, Prints, Drawings "Mountain Top Cemetery," spread out on field in front of Appalachian Folklife Center, created by Carol Jackson, an artist from Hinton, West Virginia
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
New River (W. Va.)
- "Mountain Top Cemetery," spread out on field in front of Appalachian Folklife Center, created by Carol Jackson, an artist from Hinton, West Virginia
- Contributor Names
- Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- August 26, 1999
- Subject Headings
- - Mining
- - Signs
- - Mountaintop removal
- - August
- - Summer
- - Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
- - Community activism
- - New River (W. Va.)
- - Parodies
- - Public art
- - T-shirts
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - West Virginia -- Summers County -- Pipestem
- - The Mountain Top Cemetery comprises more than a thousand tombstones made of cardboard. Each is inscribed with the name of a stream buried under valley fill. Jackson has also created protest puppets and costumes for King Coal and Mother Jones. She is wearing a t-shirt she designed, featuring the title of a protest song written by Ken Hecherland and George Dougherty, "Almost Level: West Virginia." Depicted on the t-shirt is Arch Mineral Corporation's dragline, "Big John."
- - Event: Mountaintop Removal Summit.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C099-08
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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