Photos, Prints, Drawings Sam Cook, displaying the backside of the t-shirt designed by Carol Jackson, which says, "Ban Mountaintop Removal"
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
New River (W. Va.)
- 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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