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...

Reflections on the Inner City

Posted by Phil Obermiller During the 1950s and 1960s Appalachian families moved into Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in great numbers. The people were proud but poor; the poverty was plain ...

Community Education in Appalachian Cincinnati

by Maureen Sullivan A few days ago I heard in an interview clip that Harry Belafonte said he was a drop out, I believe from 7th grade. I was reminded of the early 1990’s Cincinnati Youth Collaborati...

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...

The Singing Bus

by Steve Laird Back in 1953 I was 10 years old and in the third grade. Got held back a year in the first grade, I was labeled a slow learner. As I found out some years later, people with Dyslexia have...

Tribute to Maxine Groves, Master Quilter

by Mike Maloney Nina Maxine Green Groves died May 21, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center of congestive heart failure and other complications. Maxine was not just the best known traditi...

Debbie Zorn is ASA President-Elect

by Phil Obermiller The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) was founded in the 1970s to provide a way for activists and academics to cooperate in regional understanding and advocacy. Since then urban...

Northside Square Dance

by John Bealle The Northside Square Dance arose some years ago as a sly witches’ brew of motives.  Local callers who wanted to practice. Old-time musicians who loved playing together. Dancers w...

Recipe for 2015 Ringin’ in Pie Contest Winner

The winner of the pie contest at this year’s Ringin’ In the Appalachian New Year was Jeff Dey and his Peaches and Cream pie! This week, he shares his recipe with the rest of us!   Wh...

2015 Appalachian Culture Fest at Union Terminal

by Omope Carter Daboiku UACC garnered a highly visible collaboration in February with the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal as co-producer for Passpor...

The Six Senses of Growing Up in Price Hill

by Steve Laird I was born Dec. 9, 1943 at 704 Mt. Hope Road. We lived in a 5 family apartment building; my great aunt, Emma Brannigan, owned the building. Sights The back yard overlooked the city and ...