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Thursday, March 9, 2017

ASC Sessions on Race and Black Content

40th Annual ASA Conference

EXTREME Appalachia! March 9-12, 2017 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

  
Session 3.18
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity Race, Desegregation, and Education Convener: Peter Wallenstein
§ ‘‘Race, Desegregation, and Education between Goal Posts of Hope: The Role of an Integrated Football Team in Amicable School Desegregation in a West Virginia Coal Town,’’ Michael N. Kline, Talking Across the Lines, LLC
§ ‘‘Contested Communities in Appalachia: Race, Region, Power, and the Making of the Whitest HBCU,’’ Dana Stoker Cochran, Radford University
§ Double Discontinuity in East Tennessee: Black Enrollment at Maryville College, 1860s---1960s, Peter Wallenstein,
Virginia Tech

Session 3.21
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png History | Race and Ethnicity

Affrilachian Asheville: Exploring 130 years of the African American experience in Asheville, NC

Convener: Gene Hyde
§ ‘‘Philanthropic Experimentation: George Vanderbilt, the YMI, and Racial Uplift Ideology in Asheville, North Carolina, 1892-1906,’’ Darin Waters, University of North Carolina at Asheville
§ ‘‘The Urban Folk Photography of Isaiah Rice,’’ Gene Hyde, University of North Carolina Asheville
§ ‘‘‘Get off Your Do Nothing’: Becoming Public in an Affrilachian Elder Gathering Space,’’ Kenneth Betsalel and
Heidi Kelley, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Respondent: Fred J. Hay, Appalachian State University

Session 4.17
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Land and Landscape | History | Race and Ethnicity Race and Historical Practices in Appalachia Convener: Andrew Lee Feight
§ ‘‘Black Knoxville: At the Intersection of Race and Region,’’ Enkeshi Thom, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
§ ‘‘The Burning of CCC Camp Adams: Segregation & Sabotage in Ohio's Shawnee State Forest,’’ Andrew Lee Feight,
Shawnee State University
§ ‘‘Appalachian Activist: The Civil Rights Movement in Asheville, North Carolina,’’ Patrick S. Parker, Appalachian State University

Session 4.20
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Music and Dance

Musical & Dance Cultural Diversity in Extreme Appalachia

Convener: Cece Conway
§ ‘‘Diverse Musical Voices in Extreme Appalachia,’’ Cece Conway, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Flatfooting Meets the Charleston in the Southwest Virginia Coalfields,’’ Susan Spalding, Berea College
§ ‘‘Sexy, Saucy, Bachata: Dominican Two-step in Appalachia?’’ Shawn Terrell, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Recovering Marginalized Voices from Earl White and Arthur Grimes: Contemporary Black Musicians and Dancers in the Old Time Music Community,’’ Shohei Tsutsumi, Appalachian State University

Session 6.4
Critical Interventions
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

Class Identity, White Racial Identity, and Social Justice

Convener: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University
§ ‘‘Class Identity, Experiences, and Intersections among Young College-educated People in West Virginia,’’ Anna R. Terman, Ohio University
§ ‘‘Cultural Crisis, White Privilege, and Class in Appalachia: An Analysis of Selected Memoirs,’’ Marie Tedesco, East Tennessee State University
§ ‘‘Where Are the Hillbilly Nationalists in the Black Lives Matter Movement?’’ Kimberly Williams, Virginia Tech
§ Respondent: Matthew S. Richards, Appalachian State University

Session 6.9
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/23982-200.pngMaterial Culture | History

19th Century African American Quilters in Appalachia

Convener: Kathleen Curtis Wilson, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
§  Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Alexander Black House, 204 Draper Rd, downtown Blacksburg
§  A shuttle will depart at 12:40pm from the College Avenue entrance to Squires Student Center. The Black House is a 5- minute walk (two blocks) up Draper Rd.

Session 6.16
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.pngHistory | Race and Ethnicity | Gender

Extreme Early Appalachia

Convener: Sarah E. McCartney
§ ‘‘The Yuchi Indians of Appalachia,’’ Jim Glanville, Independent Scholar
§ ‘‘Alles 1st Ganz Anders Hier: The German Immigrant of the 18th Century Backcountry, 1730-1775,’’ Anna Kiefer, Lord Fairfax Community College
§ ‘‘‘The Original Purchase Was Blood, and Mine Shall Seal the Surrender’: Revolutionary-era Settlement and Sentiment in Botetourt County, Virginia,’’ Sarah E. McCartney, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
§ ‘‘Cherokee Gender in Southern Appalachia,’’ Jamie Myers Mize, University of North Georgia - Gainesville

Session 7.4
§  https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png Field Trip | Race and Ethnicity | Education | History
§  Historic Christiansburg Institute (CI) and Museum, a leading African American secondary education boarding school and the major education institution for African Americans in Southwest Virginia before it closed. Pre- registration requested at http://tinyurl.com/ASAsignups.
§  Convener: Jessie Eaves, Executive Board Member, Christiansburg Institute

Session 7.12
§  https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png Workshop | Organizing | Race and Ethnicity

§  Racial Justice in Appalachia: Organizing White People for Change

§  Using interactive exercises from SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), participants explore their attitudes and experiences in action for racial justice, as well as the history of white anti-racists in the country and region. The workshop considers the experience of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in incorporating a racial justice.
§  Convener and Presenter: Meta Mendel-Reyes, Berea College

Session 7.19
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/209947-200.png History | Politics and Government

History and Politics I

Convener: John R. Burch, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘We Can Burn Coal in Compliance with Clean Air Laws: West Virginia’s War ‘for’ Clean Coal, 1977-1984,’’ William
H. Gorby, West Virginia University
§ ‘‘The View of the Coalfields from the Corporate Headquarters, 1945-60,’’ Lou Martin, Chatham University
§ ‘‘Integrating Appalachia: Competing Visions of John C. Campbell and John D. Whisman,’’ Glen Taul, Campbellsville University
§ ‘‘Matt Reese & the West Virginia Primary of 1960: The Birth of Modern Day Political Consulting,’’ Lori Thompson, Marshall University

Session 8.1, Highlighted Session Literary Reading
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§   ‘‘Chasing Utopia,’’ Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Tech
§  Convener: Emily Blair, University of Louisville

Session 8.3: Field Trip
https://d30y9cdsu7xlg0.cloudfront.net/png/32650-200.png History | Race and Ethnicity

Solitude Historic Farmhouse and Slave Dwelling

Dating back more than 200 years, Solitude was first a farmhouse that was part of a constellation of New River Valley slave-run plantations. Solitude was later home to the Preston and Olin Institute, which in 1872 became the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now known as Virginia Tech). Pre-registration requested at   http://tinyurl.com/ASAsignups.

Convener: Elizabeth Fine, Emerita, Virginia Tech