Order the book from Amazon:

Wilburn Hayden's Book: Appalachian Black People: Identity, Location and Racial Barriers is available on-line. To get your copy of the book from Amazon, follow this link. Checkout: The Black Diaspora: Black Appalachians, Canadian Blacks and Descendants from the African Continent at http://africanablackpeoples.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Coggeshall, John M. (2018). Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community. Chapel Hill: UNC Press

Coggeshall, John M. (2018). Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community. Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

An excellent contribution to the historical lives of black Appalachian people that traces enslaved blacks to contemporary times.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Appalachian Studies Conference 2018 Black Appalachian Sessions

ASC Black Appalachian Sessions

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions 3
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3.12 - Panel: Documenting Black Cemeteries in SWVA Convener: Willie Dodson 
“The Ike Shade Cemetery in Haysi, Virginia and the beginning of the SWVA Black Cemetery Collective,” Willie Dodson (Appalachian Voices) 
“The Collier Slave Cemetery in Jonesville, Virginia,” Amy Clark (University of Virginia Wise)
“Documenting Black History in Appalachia,” William Isom (East Tennessee PBS)
“Searching for Grandma in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Norton, Virginia,” Terran Young (Highlander Center)
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
POSTER Session with Desserts
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“Documenting African American Heritage and Culture in Western Maryland,” Brenna Bohn and Andrew J. Dayton (Frostburg State University)
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions 4
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4.4 - Panel: Cultural Sustainability: Black Fiddle Roots, Ballad Roots, White
Fiddle & Seed Mentors & Trampoline Experimentation with Dawn, Illustrations
and Community Sustainability Theater Convener: Cece Conway
“African Roots of the Fiddle and Cultural Exchange in Our Southern Mountains,” Cece Conway
(Appalachian State University)

APRIL 7, 2018
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8:30 AM – 9:30 AM                                                                     Opening Mini-Plenaries
Diversity and Inclusion: Speaking of Equity and Justice: Stories and Discussion Convener: Susan Spalding Omope Carter Daboiku (Homeside Cultural Programming), Wilburn Hayden (York  University), Shanita Jackson (Berea College), and Stacie Sexton (Kentucky Health Justice Network)
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM                                                                 Concurrent Sessions 6
Diversity and Inclusion: 6.1 - Panel: Black Appalachian History Convener: Wilburn Hayden
“Emancipation Day: Gallia County, Ohio,” William Isom II (East Tennessee PBS), “Spreading our Wings—Black Huntingtonian Progress during the Era of Benevolent Segregation’,” Cicero M. Fain (College of Southern Maryland), “African American Miners in the West Virginia Mine Wars,” John Blatzheim (Rice University) “Preserving Culture and Worship: The Black Church in Appalachia,” Franklyn Charles, and ​Aaron Atkins (Ohio University)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Closing mini-plenaries
Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Migration

Sunday, April 8, 2018
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions 10
10.1 - Panel: Investigations of Regional Writing Convener: Thomas A. Holmes
The Racial Other in Fred Chappell’s Brighten the Corner Where You Are,” Marcy Pedzwater (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

WV NASW 2017 Spring Continuing Education Conference for Social Workers
Wednesday–Friday, April 26, 27 & 28, 2017, Charleston (WV) Civic Center
Program Brochure:

Hayden Sessions
Session Title:  Black Appalachians: Identity, Locations and Barriers
Session #:  G 4    Date & Time: 9:00-10:00am, Fri., April 28, 2017

Session Title:  Racism and Racial Microaggressions in Appalachia

Session #:  C 5    Date & Time: 9:00am-12:00pm, Thurs., April 27, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ASC Sessions on Race and Black Content

40th Annual ASA Conference

EXTREME Appalachia! March 9-12, 2017 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Session 3.18
Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity Race, Desegregation, and Education Convener: Peter Wallenstein
§ ‘‘Race, Desegregation, and Education between Goal Posts of Hope: The Role of an Integrated Football Team in Amicable School Desegregation in a West Virginia Coal Town,’’ Michael N. Kline, Talking Across the Lines, LLC
§ ‘‘Contested Communities in Appalachia: Race, Region, Power, and the Making of the Whitest HBCU,’’ Dana Stoker Cochran, Radford University
§ Double Discontinuity in East Tennessee: Black Enrollment at Maryville College, 1860s---1960s, Peter Wallenstein,
Virginia Tech

History | Race and Ethnicity

Affrilachian Asheville: Exploring 130 years of the African American experience in Asheville, NC

Convener: Gene Hyde
§ ‘‘Philanthropic Experimentation: George Vanderbilt, the YMI, and Racial Uplift Ideology in Asheville, North Carolina, 1892-1906,’’ Darin Waters, University of North Carolina at Asheville
§ ‘‘The Urban Folk Photography of Isaiah Rice,’’ Gene Hyde, University of North Carolina Asheville
§ ‘‘‘Get off Your Do Nothing’: Becoming Public in an Affrilachian Elder Gathering Space,’’ Kenneth Betsalel and
Heidi Kelley, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Respondent: Fred J. Hay, Appalachian State University

Session 4.17
Land and Landscape | History | Race and Ethnicity Race and Historical Practices in Appalachia Convener: Andrew Lee Feight
§ ‘‘Black Knoxville: At the Intersection of Race and Region,’’ Enkeshi Thom, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
§ ‘‘The Burning of CCC Camp Adams: Segregation & Sabotage in Ohio's Shawnee State Forest,’’ Andrew Lee Feight,
Shawnee State University
§ ‘‘Appalachian Activist: The Civil Rights Movement in Asheville, North Carolina,’’ Patrick S. Parker, Appalachian State University

Session 4.20
Music and Dance

Musical & Dance Cultural Diversity in Extreme Appalachia

Convener: Cece Conway
§ ‘‘Diverse Musical Voices in Extreme Appalachia,’’ Cece Conway, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Flatfooting Meets the Charleston in the Southwest Virginia Coalfields,’’ Susan Spalding, Berea College
§ ‘‘Sexy, Saucy, Bachata: Dominican Two-step in Appalachia?’’ Shawn Terrell, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Recovering Marginalized Voices from Earl White and Arthur Grimes: Contemporary Black Musicians and Dancers in the Old Time Music Community,’’ Shohei Tsutsumi, Appalachian State University

Session 6.4
Critical Interventions
Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

Class Identity, White Racial Identity, and Social Justice

Convener: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Class Identity, Experiences, and Intersections among Young College-educated People in West Virginia,’’ Anna R. Terman, Ohio University
§ ‘‘Cultural Crisis, White Privilege, and Class in Appalachia: An Analysis of Selected Memoirs,’’ Marie Tedesco, East Tennessee State University
§ ‘‘Where Are the Hillbilly Nationalists in the Black Lives Matter Movement?’’ Kimberly Williams, Virginia Tech
§ Respondent: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University

Session 6.9
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
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19th Century African American Quilters in Appalachia

Convener: Kathleen Curtis Wilson, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
§  Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Alexander Black House, 204 Draper Rd, downtown Blacksburg
§  A shuttle will depart at 12:40pm from the College Avenue entrance to Squires Student Center. The Black House is a 5- minute walk (two blocks) up Draper Rd.

Session 6.16

History | Race and Ethnicity | Gender

Extreme Early Appalachia

Convener: Sarah E. McCartney
§ ‘‘The Yuchi Indians of Appalachia,’’ Jim Glanville, Independent Scholar
§ ‘‘Alles 1st Ganz Anders Hier: The German Immigrant of the 18th Century Backcountry, 1730-1775,’’ Anna Kiefer, Lord Fairfax Community College
§ ‘‘‘The Original Purchase Was Blood, and Mine Shall Seal the Surrender’: Revolutionary-era Settlement and Sentiment in Botetourt County, Virginia,’’ Sarah E. McCartney, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
§ ‘‘Cherokee Gender in Southern Appalachia,’’ Jamie Myers Mize, University of North Georgia - Gainesville

Session 7.4
Field Trip | Race and Ethnicity | Education | History
§  Convener: Jessie Eaves, Executive Board Member, Christiansburg Institute

Session 7.12
Workshop | Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

§  Racial Justice in Appalachia: Organizing White People for Change

§  Using interactive exercises from SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), participants explore their attitudes and experiences in action for racial justice, as well as the history of white anti-racists in the country and region. The workshop considers the experience of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in incorporating a racial justice.
§  Convener and Presenter: Meta Mendel-Reyes, Berea College

Session 7.19
History | Politics and Government

History and Politics I

Convener: John R. Burch, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘We Can Burn Coal in Compliance with Clean Air Laws: West Virginia’s War ‘for’ Clean Coal, 1977-1984,’’ William
H. Gorby, West Virginia University
§ ‘‘The View of the Coalfields from the Corporate Headquarters, 1945-60,’’ Lou Martin, Chatham University
§ ‘‘Integrating Appalachia: Competing Visions of John C. Campbell and John D. Whisman,’’ Glen Taul, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘Matt Reese & the West Virginia Primary of 1960: The Birth of Modern Day Political Consulting,’’ Lori Thompson, Marshall University

Session 8.1, Highlighted Session Literary Reading
§   ‘‘Chasing Utopia,’’ Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Tech
§  Convener: Emily Blair, University of Louisville

Session 8.3: Field Trip
History | Race and Ethnicity

Solitude Historic Farmhouse and Slave Dwelling

Dating back more than 200 years, Solitude was first a farmhouse that was part of a constellation of New River Valley slave-run plantations. Solitude was later home to the Preston and Olin Institute, which in 1872 became the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now known as Virginia Tech). Pre-registration requested at   http://tinyurl.com/ASAsignups.

Convener: Elizabeth Fine, Emerita, Virginia Tech