40th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference

The count down has begun. In almost two months I will be presenting at the 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference. This is one of my favorite academic conferences so needless to say, I am excited to be able to attend and present. This year’s conference will be held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I’m hoping to get there a day early in order to enjoy some sights and sounds. My presentation is scheduled for Friday, the first day of the conference. Details are blow.

Session 4.17 Land and Landscape
History | Race and Ethnicity
Race and Historical Practices in Appalachia
Convener: Andrew Lee Feight, Shawnee State University

  • “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 26
  • “Appalachian Activist: The Civil Rights Movement in Asheville, North Carolina” Patrick S. Parker, Appalachian State University
  • “Leet’s Tanyard: Rev. Arthur Leet and Slavery in Catoosa County,” Robert L. Baker, University of North Georgia (my emphasis)

It looks to be an interesting session, if I do say so myself.

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