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...

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...

Cincinnati

by Roscoe Morgan Roscoe Morgan grew up on Elm Street in Over the Rhine and now lives in Tennessee. He is a renowned bluegrass recording artist, music teacher and producer, and songwriter (on the web a...

Meeting Tom Taylor

by Warren Waldron Warren Waldron is a master fiddler and a stalwart in Cincinnati’s old-time music community. With his wife Judy and also Barb and Russ Childers, he can be heard in many local ve...

“Kentucky Wonder” (poem for Tom Taylor)

by Barb Childers   Tom Taylor, an exceptional northern Kentucky fiddler, was born March 17, 1924, in Adair County on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee. He was proud to say “Both states ...

Being Santa

by Steve Laird In this special holiday edition of the UACC blog, Steve Laird shares his memories of playing Santa.  The “Agency” refers to the Urban Appalachian Council. As a child I reme...

Appalachian Identity

Appalachian Identity by Mike Maloney “In the hills of Kentucky, we all looked alike – scruffy white people with squinty eyes and cowlicks. We shared the same economic class, the same religion, the...

Poetry from “Words 2015”

In April 2015, Thomas More College celebrated its Words writing program with a writing showcase and publication of the Words 2015 collection of writings.  Under the leadership of long-time UACC suppo...

What is Appalachian Culture?

by Michael Maloney Gene Wilhelm’s theory of Appalachian culture is that it is a way of life and thinking that developed in the 1700s when the Scotch Irish and other British Isles and German people c...

Connie Brosi, Appalachian Studies Pioneer

We are saddened by the loss of Connie Brosi, a deeply committed servant of Appalachia who inspired many in our community. This obituary was written by her husband George and is contributed by Phil Obe...