Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Gold Star Families Monuments
On this West Virginia Week, we have a decidedly literary slant as we hear from Shepherd University's 2023 Appalachian Writer-in-Residence, and we also learn about Banned Book Week.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Woody Williams, the late World War II Congressional Medal Of Honor recipient, created the Woody Williams Foundation to honor the families of those who died serving their country. His final wish was that the foundation erect a memorial for Gold Star Families in Huntington. On Monday, what would have been his 100th birthday, he got his wish.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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