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Appalachian Studies in Urban Schools

Identifier: Cirillo Tape 28

Scope and Contents

Footage of Jubilee festival at the Lincoln Memorial University campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. Cars arriving, people walking around the campus and festival tent area. The Urban Appalachian Council tent is heavily featured, and an interview between a council member and an Appalachian high school teacher currently teaching in Cincinnati discusses the topic of students from Appalachian families in city schools. The teacher talks at length about students struggle to find an identity and the lack of attention to Appalachian culture in school curriculum. The teacher does note one example of a junior high course called Mountain Life and Literature that had great outcomes for students and for parent involvement. Tape ends with footage of several musical performances featuring guitar, bass, banjo, and fiddle.

Note: The Urban Appalachian Council still exists today, now known as the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition:

Total time: 31 minutes


  • 1973-1976


1 open reel videotape : 1/2-inch black and white monaural EIAJ-1 videotape on 5-inch reel

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States