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00:00:01 - Coal mines and strip mining / Handy's family

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Partial Transcript: Um, Mr. Handy, tell me, uh, your whole name.

Segment Synopsis: Handy talks about what he knew about coal camps and coal miners. He talks about moving to Van Lear and talks about his family.

Keywords: Brothers; Coal camps; Construction; Farming; Fathers; Mothers; Moving; Parents; Poverty; Reclaiming; Sisters; Strip mining; Truck mines; Van Lear (Ky.); Working

Subjects: Coal miners--Kentucky--Van Lear; Coal mines and mining--Appalachian Region; Families.; Strip mining

00:08:39 - Cattle drives / moonlight school

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Partial Transcript: Can you think of, um, all--tell me all the things you grow--grew, to sow--to sell, and where you sold them.

Segment Synopsis: Handy talks about seeing cattle drives and selling cattle to the cattle merchants. He talks about going to night school for high school.

Keywords: Cattle drives; Classes; Food; Moonlight school; Night school; Produce; Selling; Teachers

Subjects: Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Education--Appalachian Region; Livestock--Appalachian region

00:19:54 - Handy's parents / working with African Americans

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Partial Transcript: So your mother and dad, you feel like, had a good marriage?

Segment Synopsis: Handy talks about the different things that his parents did for their children. He talks about his parents' marriage. He talks about working with African Americans.

Keywords: Black people; Fathers; Mothers; Mount Sterling (Ky.); Parents; Worries

Subjects: African Americans--Kentucky--Van Lear; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Families.; Race relations--Appalachian Region

00:27:03 - Serving in World War II

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any, uh, talk about the union efforts, union, uh, unionization over in the coal fields?

Segment Synopsis: Handy talks about being in combat during World War II. He was in Italy for four months and ended up leaving because he hurt his back in combat. He talks about how difficult it is to talk about it and how fearful he was during battle.

Keywords: Ammunition; Artillery; Battles; Brothers; Combat; Fear; Po Valley Campaign; Prisoners; WWII; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy; World War, 1939-1945--Europe