Blackjewel Protest

“No Pay, We Stay.” A Look Back At Miners’ Protest That Rocked Appalachia

When Blackjewel went bankrupt, it left hundreds of coal miners in four states without weeks worth of pay. So for 59 days, coal miners and their loved ones blockaded this railroad track to prevent $1.4 million worth of coal from leaving.

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Appalachian Labor Songs And Punk Rock Converge In KY Youth Empowerment

Girls Rock Whitesburg in Whitesburg, Kentucky is a music camp for female, gender-fluid, non-binary, and trans youth. Over the course of a week campers…

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Former Blackjewel Miners Reflect On Changes In Coal Country

On a blistering August afternoon in Cumberland, Kentucky, David Pratt, Jr. stood in the middle of a two-lane highway, holding a sign that read “COAL…

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