Aired: April 7, 1996

A Breed Apart: Exploring Unique Appalachian Cultures

Part I: Clinch Valley College mass communications 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 may be putting distinct Appalachian cultures at risk of disappearing.


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