Presentation by Jeff Biggers
Monday, October 6, 2008
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
CAPERTON CENTER AUDITORIUM
Free and Open to the Public
The United States of Appalachia:
Debunking Stereotypes and Long-Held Misperceptions
Jeff Biggers has worked as a writer, educator, radio correspondent,
and community organizer across the United States, Europe, India and
Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on NPR, PRI, and in
scores of travel, literary and music magazines, as well as national
and foreign newspapers. He has been a commentator on National Public
Radio’s Morning Edition and for Pacific News Service national
syndication. He is the author of In the Sierra Madre
and The United States of Appalachia.
During this free public presentation, Jeff Biggers will chronicle
how Appalachians have been in the forefront of change and progress
in American history—from the earliest struggles of the American
Revolution; the abolitionist, labor, civil rights and environmental
movements; and in national literary and musical endeavors.
Jointly sponsored by the WVU at Parkersburg Social Justice
Committee, Social Sciences Division, Humanities Lecture Series, and
the Office of the President.