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...

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...

Urban Appalachian Council (1974-2014)

by Donald R. Walker Don Walker is an Indianapolis-based artist, writer, and activist (https://m.facebook.com/drwartist/).  A former resident of Cincinnati, Don maintains ties to Cincinnati through hi...

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...

Camp Washington Community School

by Anne Endress Skove Camp Washington Community School was chartered in February, 1988. The school’s original purpose was to contribute to workforce development and overall well-being of the com...

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...

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...