Photo, Print, Drawing Tanners Mollett
About this Item
- Tanners Mollett
- Contributor Names
- Mollett, Tanners (Depicted)
- Eiler, Terry (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Shumate's Branch
- - Community events
- - Community space
- - Spring
- - Graveyard Hill (Shumate's Branch, W. Va.)
- - May
- - National holidays
- - African American cemeteries
- - Grave tending
- - Wilson, Belle
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Shumate's Branch
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Edwight
- - Event: Memorial Day Weekend on Graveyard Hill.
- - "Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor.
- - This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery."
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-TE-C031-18
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
SubjectsAfrican American Cemeteries
Graveyard Hill (Shumate's Branch, W. Va.)
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Copy photographs of numerous historical still photographs owned by Woody Boggs and Rick Bradford were made and are reproduced here with permission of the owners.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Mollett, Tanners, and Terry Eiler. Tanners Mollett. Edwight Raleigh County Shumate's Branch West Virginia, 1996. /05. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000935/. (Accessed May 29, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Mollett, T. & Eiler, T. (1996) Tanners Mollett. Edwight Raleigh County Shumate's Branch West Virginia, 1996. /05. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000935/.
MLA citation style:
Mollett, Tanners, and Terry Eiler. Tanners Mollett. /05. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000935/>.