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...

Research Committee

UACC Research Committee The UACC Research Committee – formerly known as the UAC Research Committee – is one of the oldest continuing research groups in the Cincinnati area. First establish...

Archives Team

UACC Archives On the Archives Team, we effort to collect media and materials that document and discuss migrant and urban Appalachian experiences that may interest contemporary journalists, poets, scre...

Cultural Resources Team

UACC Cultural Resources Team Our work within the Cultural Resources team is concerned with the gathering and dissemination of information about Appalachian history and culture, including an online cul...

Core Team

UACC Core Team The Core Team is a group of individuals who provide “staff support” to the network of UACC volunteers. This includes providing resources and coordination for the Action Grou...

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...

LPH Festival: Memories, Roots & Fun

by Nancy Laird The 38th Annual Lower Price Hill Appalachian Festival (formerly known as the “Mini Appalachian Fest”), hosted by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, is an amazing feat. When ...

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...

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 ...

Where We are From

This poem was created from writings done by students in Community Matters’ East Price Hill site in a workshop led by UACC Core Member and Story Circle facilitator Pauletta Hansel. The teacher, Chery...

What is a “Ringin’ In?”

by Barb Childers In Appalachian tradition, old timers say “ringin’ in” is the proper way to bring in the new year.  This could include anything sufficiently clamorous to chase away bad luck —...