Photos, Prints, Drawings Sam Cook, displaying the backside of the t-shirt designed by Carol Jackson, which says, "Ban Mountaintop Removal"

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Cook, Sam
Hufford, Mary
Dates 1999
Location Pipestem
Summers County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects "Almost Level
Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
Community Events
Community Space
Mountaintop Removal
New River (W. Va.)
Protest Performances
Sam Cook, displaying the backside of the t-shirt designed by Carol Jackson, which says, "Ban Mountaintop Removal"
Contributor Names
Cook, Sam (Depicted)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
Created / Published
August 26, 1999
Subject Headings
-  Mining
-  Community events
-  Mountaintop removal
-  Community space
-  August
-  Summer
-  Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
-  New River (W. Va.)
-  Protest performances
-  "Almost level"
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Summers County -- Pipestem
-  Event: Mountaintop Removal Summit.
-  In August of 1999, Sam Cook, an anthropologist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, organized a Mountaintop Removal Summit. The summit, held at the Appalachian South Folklife Center near Pipestem, brought together activists working with community-based organizations, as well as from regional and national organizations concerned with the cultural and environmental costs of mountaintop removal mining. The front of the t-shirt quotes from a protest song composed by Secretary of State Ken Hechler, "Almost Level, West Virginia," a parody of the John Denver song.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C099-11
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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