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...

An Appalachian Tribute to Louise Spiegel

Pioneer of Appalachian AdvocacyLouise Spiegel’s advocacy for Urban Appalachians goes back to the early 1950s. This was several years before our first indigenous leader, Ernie Myatt, migrated to Cinc...

The Eastern Kentucky Social Club by Mike Templeton

The history of urban Appalachians is made up of many histories. We are not one unified thread, but a knitting together of many threads that led to the complex and constantly changing cultural network ...