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00:00:01 - Introductions

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Partial Transcript: I gotta do this stuff for the, the historical people here.

Segment Synopsis: The interviewee and interviewer take a brief moment to become acquainted by their accents and shared history in the Appalachian region.

Keywords: Appalachian diaspora; Childress, Constance; Hillbilly diaspora; Hillbilly highway; Hillbilly migration; McKinney, Constance; Ohio; Virginia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--Social Conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Rural Education; Virginia

00:03:25 - Genealogy

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Partial Transcript: Okay, um, let's see, the first thing that we need to do for the Kentucky Historical Society is we need to ask you, uh, who your parents were, who your grandparents were, how long they've been in the region and where they came from.

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses the genealogy of her family tree all the way up to her grandparents and how her family came to Grundy, Virginia and became successful in the region of Appalachia.

Keywords: Charleston (W. Va.); Charleston, West Virginia; Childress, Constance; Clarkesburg (W. Va.); Clarkesburg, West Virginia; Eddie, Chester; Eddie, Phillis Josephine; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Algia; McKinney, Constance; McKinney, Leddie; McKinney, William Algia; McKinney-Safely, Ria Christine; McKinney-Woodward, Maria Annis; Oil Fields; Oil Rigs; West Virginia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--Social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Coal; Coal fields; Coal miners; Coal mining; Families.; Genealogy; Oil Fields; Virginia

00:06:08 - Childhood and college

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Partial Transcript: And getting back to the three questions that I talked to you earlier about, what was it like growing up in the coal fields, uh going to school here, and, and you--so you've been here since you were one year old? Um, what was it like?

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses growing up in the coal fields of Virginia and attending college during the turbulent 1960s in Appalachia.

Keywords: 1968; Activism in Appalachia; Anti-war movement; Anti-war movement in Appalachia; Appalachia; Buchanan (Va.); Buchanan, Virginia; Childress, Constance; Clinch Valley College; Coal; Coal fields; Coal mining; Draft dodgers; Draft dodging; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Mine machines; Mining machines; Petroleum Solutions Incorporated; University of Virginia's College of Wise; Vietnam War; Virginia; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; West Virginia; Wise (Va.); Wise, Virginia

Subjects: Anti-war movements; Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--Social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Coal; Coal companies; Coal fields; Coal manufacturing; Coal miners; Coal mining; Company towns; Rural education; Vietnam War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Virginia

00:13:23 - Teaching experience

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Partial Transcript: Now, uh, when you--what was your first teaching job?

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her first job teaching in a two-room school house in Buchanan, Virginia.

Keywords: Buchanan (Va.); Buchanan, Virginia; Childress, Constance; Education in Appalachia; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Rural education; Slate Creek Elementary School; Teaching in Appalachia; Virginia; Women in Appalachia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Rural education; Teachers; Teaching; Virginia

00:18:28 - Perspectives on childcare

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Partial Transcript: What do you like abou--what do you like about kids and what do you like least about kids?

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her love for children and her perspectives on childcare.

Keywords: Buchanan (Va.); Buchanan County, Virginia; Childcare; Childcare in Appalachia; Childress, Constance; Early education; Early education in Appalachia; Education in Appalachia; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Teaching in Appalachia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian mountains--Social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Rural education; Teaching; Virginia

00:24:00 - Grundy wrestling team

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Partial Transcript: Then what ha--in the seventies, that was a big, I guess a big growth period for you in terms of your education.

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her experience with Grundy's high school wrestling team in Grundy, Virginia.

Keywords: Buchanan County (Va.); Buchanan County, Virginia; Childress, Constance; Clinch Valley College; Coal Companies; Coal sponsorship; Contact sports; Girls in Sports; Girls in football; Grundy (Va.); Grundy Golden Waves; Grundy Golden Waves Wrestling; Grundy Senior High School; Grundy Senior High School (Va.); Grundy Senior High School Wrestling; Grundy Senior High School Wrestling Team; Grundy, Virginia; High School Wrestling; McKinney, Constance; Referees; Sports; University of Virginia's College at Wise; Virginia; Wise (Va.); Wise, Virginia; Women Referees; Women in Appalachia; Women in Athletics; Women in Sports; Wrestling; Wrestling in Virginia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--Social conditions; Athletics; Athletics--America; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Gender; Rural education; Student-athletes; Teaching; Virginia; Wrestling; Wrestling--Social aspects--United States; Wrestling--Tournaments; Wrestling--Virginia

00:33:17 - Perspectives on gender differences in athletics

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Partial Transcript: Okay when did you get into, uh, being a--the first female referee in--what year was that?

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her perspective on gendered differences in student athletics.

Keywords: Athletics; Childress, Constance; Gender in sports; Girls basketball; Grundy (Va.); Grundy Golden Waves; Grundy Senior High School; Grundy Senior High School (Va.); Grundy Senior High School Athletics; Grundy Senior High School Wrestling; Grundy Wrestling; Grundy, Virginia; High school wrestling; McKinney, Constance; Referees; Student athletes; Student athletics; Virginia; Women in Appalachia; Women in athletics; Women in sports; Women in wrestling; Women referees; Wrestling; Wrestling in Virginia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--Social conditions; Athletics; Athletics--America; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Gender; Refereeing; Referees; Rural education; Student-athletes; Teaching; Virginia; Wrestling; Wrestling--Social aspects--United States; Wrestling--Tournaments; Wrestling--Virginia

00:41:16 - Plans for the future

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Partial Transcript: Let's see. How, let's see--what do you see, in the--w--y-you know, I-I think we got an idea of you growing up here and what your life's been like.

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her hopes for her teaching career.

Keywords: Administration in education; Childcare; Childcare in Appalachia; Childress, Constance; Early childhood education; Education in Appalachia; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Rural education; Teachers; Teaching in Appalachia; Virginia

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Rural Education; Teaching; Virginia

00:43:57 - Her determination

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Partial Transcript: Um, summing it all up. One thing, this is your chance to speak to history.

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses the unique determination she possesses and how that influences her life.

Keywords: Childress, Constance; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Women in Appalachia; Women in athletics; Women in leadership

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian--Social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Gender; Rural education; Teaching; Virginia

00:50:00 - Economic conditions in Virginia

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Partial Transcript: Let me ask you this. This is a totally different area but it's something that I want to ask you.

Segment Synopsis: Childress discusses her perspective on the economic conditions of Virginia.

Keywords: Bristol (Va.); Bristol, Virginia; Buchanan County (Va.); Buchanan County, Virginia; Childress, Constance; Education in Appalachia; Grundy (Va.); Grundy, Virginia; McKinney, Constance; Roanoke (Va.); Roanoke, Virginia; Teaching in Appalachia; Virginia; Welfare; Welfare in Appalachia; Welfare in Virginia; Women in Appalachia; Working women

Subjects: Appalachia; Appalachia (Va.); Appalachian Mountains--social conditions; Buchanan County (Va.); Education; Gender; Rural Education; Teaching; Virginia