Aired: July 28, 1996

A Breed Apart: Exploring Unique Appalachian Cultures

Part I: Clinch Valley communication professor Brent Kennedy discusses the history and culture of the mysterious and remote Melungeon people of southwestern Virginia, whose origins and ethnicity are still much debated.

Part II: Radford English professor Grace Edwards, director of the Appalachian Regional Center, joins sociologist Robert Farley of Piedmont Virginia Community College, for a look at how outside influences are threatening Appalachian culture.


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