Appalachian Blackface

A Blackface Photo Resurfaces, And A Kentucky City Confronts Its Racial Trauma

In October, a photo resurfaced of Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Donald Shively, that he said is from a Halloween party in 2002. He’s pictured in blackface, wearing gold chains, a durag, and a Paducah Tilghman High School Football t-shirt. Shively taught and coached football there at the time.

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W.Va. Poet: “Appalachian Blackface” Story of 2014 Election Cycle

Editor's Note: The audio links in this story contain some racially charged words that may not be suitable for all listeners. “Ladies and gentlemen, I want…

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