Traditional Appalachian Thanksgiving

by Mike Templeton The holidays are a fine time for the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition to consider more Appalachian foodways. Mountain people have their own traditions during the holidays, and T...

Accessing the Archives of Urban Appalachia

by Mike Templeton Advocacy on behalf of urban Appalachians in Cincinnati goes back to 1964 with the work at the Main Street Bible Center that primarily served people in Over-the-Rhine. In a previous b...

Hy Thurman: The Revolutionary Hillbilly

by Mike Templeton From the earliest days of mountain people sharing resources in isolated regions of Appalachia to our contemporary work of advocating access to education and health care in both urban...

Luke Bauserman and American Mythology

by Mike Templeton An important part of research in Appalachian studies is in the areas of folklore and folk history. Appalachian State University, for instance, has an entire folklore section as part ...

Tailypo, Tailypo, Who or What is Tailypo

by Mike Templeton Cover illustration by Katherine Coville It is October—spooky season—and it seems appropriate to bring you one of the spookier tales from Appalachian folklore. Appalachian folklor...

Roy Silver and the Appalnet Listserv

by Mike Templeton There are many resources for people involved in Appalachian research, advocacy, and study, and a primary one has been, and still is, the Appalnet listserv moderated by Roy Silver.&nb...

The John Roger Simon Sorghum Festival

by Mike Templeton As part of the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition’s focus on Appalachian foodways, some months ago we featured an article on the sweet staple of Appalachian food and culture, sw...

Kendra Winchester and Read Appalachia

by Mike Templeton Having so many writers and poets involved with the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition offers us an embarrassment of riches when it comes to Appalachian literary voices. That said,...

Ginseng: Appalachia’s Panacea by Mike Templeton

The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition’s focus on Appalachian culture leads us to shine a light on things that are not so obvious to people outside the Appalachian communities. This includes feat...