Maloney and Hansel Receive ASA Awards

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition member Michael Maloney and Pauletta Hansel were honored April 6 at the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference held in downtown Cincinnati. The con...

UACC’s Brewery Taproom Tour Mixes History & Beer

On Thursday, April 5, the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition is hosting a Cincinnati Brewery Taproom Tour as part of the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference’s evening activitie...

Appalachian Spoken Word and Hip Hop

by John Bealle In several key sites in the Appalachian region, there is a movement rising to develop spoken word arts from urban African American tradition as a means to foster social change, communit...

Appalachia: Stay Or Go?

Blog by Rosie Carpenter Rosie Carpenter serves as UACC’s new Volunteer Coordinator, through the AmeriCorps Program. Rosie has a BA in Anthropology with certificates in Historic Preservation and Heri...

King Records and the Appalachian Migration

The beginning of King Records in Cincinnati and how the Appalachian Migration had a hand in it by Brian Powers Brian Powers is a librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and i...

The Bluegrass Music Heritage of Southwestern Ohio

By Matthew Smith Matthew Smith is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Miami University’s Hamilton campus. He has developed and taught a course there on the history of Appalachian culture ...

Appalachian Culture Month

by Omope Carter Daboiku Omope Carter Daboiku is a wordsmith, actress and storyteller based in Dayton and Cincinnati. A folklorist with specialties in African, Affrilachian, Appalachian, and Native Ame...

Something’s Wrong Here, We Need to Right It

By Bonnie Neumeier Bonnie Neumeier is a long-time advocate for Black and Appalachian urban core neighborhoods in Cincinnati.  She has witnessed the decline of these residential neighborhoods over the...

Restitching the Seams

by Jeffrey Stec This video by Jeffrey Stec chronicles the closure of the Urban Appalachian Council and its rebirth as the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. It includes interviews with Mike Malone...

UACC Remembers: The Main Street Bible Center

by Dale Marie Prenatt This blog post by UACC intern Dale Marie Prenatt initiates our “UACC Remembers” series on the event Urban Appalachia Lost and Found. Held in 2015, the event opened th...