A Visit to Lynch, KY yes there are African Americans in Appalachia
Coal and coal mining or lack of it seems to be in the news each and every week. In late September I was invited to Lynch, KY to make photographs during a special weekend, the weekend of the local Pastor’s church anniversary, in the heart of coal country In Harlan County. It was my 17 years of work in the African-American hamlets in the inner Bluegrass Region that led to this invitation. Here are a few from this invitation where I was welcomed in and invited to come back again. Yes, there are African Americans in Appalachia.