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Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton Campus View map Free Event

View map Free Event


William H. “Bill” Turner is an esteemed historian whose latest book, “The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns,” won both the 2021 Weatherford Award for Nonfiction and the 2023 Kentucky Historical Society Governor’s Award. A Professor Emeritus at Berea College’s Appalachian Center, Turner draws on his experiences of growing up in an eastern Kentucky model coal town and a wealth of previously untold stories to delve into the rich tapestry of Black Appalachia.

Co-sponsored by Appalachian Studies and Miami Regionals Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. |