Amelia Kirby, November 14, 2015

Title

Amelia Kirby, November 14, 2015

Subject

Appalshop, Inc.
Appalachians (people)
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Appalachian Region
Prison-industrial complex
WMMT-FM (Radio station : Whitesburg, Ky.)
Appalachian Region--Economic conditions
Appalachians (people)--Social conditions

Description

Amelia Kirby begins by describing her childhood in southwestern Virginia where she was the only child among a number of households of artists, activists, and academics. She discusses her own academic development in the context of research at Hampshire College that led her to engage with prison activism through a variety of Appalshop projects. Finally, Kirby reflects on the value and legacies of Appalshop in her own life and career.

Format

video

Identifier

2015oh498_appal019

Interviewer

Jeff Keith
Rayna Gellert

Interviewee

Amelia Kirby

Interview Keyword

Coal mines and mining--Virginia
Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing
War on Drugs

Files

2015oh498_appal019_kirby_img.jpg


Citation

“Amelia Kirby, November 14, 2015,” Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, accessed February 25, 2024, https://nunncenter.net/legaciesofappalshop/items/show/19.