Higher Ground at Appalachian Studies Conference

Higher Ground representing Harlan County, KY at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference with their hilarious and moving performance Life is Like a Vapor, a community based theater production based on local oral histories. For more information about Higher Ground and all of their projects, visit their website. #kyfolklife #higherground #kentucky #harlan #harlancounty from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2mL4sWx

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Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

"It wasn't the burger so much as it was the sauce." -- Georgia Davis Powers talks about growing up in Louisville, KY, about serving as the first woman and first person of color in KY's State Senate, and about owning a restaurant and coin laundry in this oral history interview led by Nieta Wigginton. Powers … Continue reading Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

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African American Museum of the Bowling Green Area

Kentucky Folklife Program staff is honored to be working with the African American Museum of the Bowling Green Area.  Last night KFP staff met with some of the AAMBG Board members for an oral history workshop, interview practice and equipment tutorials.  We are expecting great things from this new local non-profit museum!  Check back here … Continue reading African American Museum of the Bowling Green Area