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The Redneck Legacy: King Coal and Appalachian Activism, 1912-2012

Story posted March 12, 2012

Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2010

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
Bowdoin College

Chuck Keeney—a local activist, and labor and environmental justice historian from West Virginia—discusses the impacts of mountaintop removal mining, what the people of Appalachia are doing to stop it, and how we can help here in Maine.

Dr. C. Belmont (Chuck) Keeney is the great-grandson of Frank Keeney (president of the United Mine Workers of America in West Virginia from 1917-1924 and a leader in the 1921 Armed March on Blair Mountain). In 2011, Dr. Keeney, acting chair of the Friends of Blair Mountain, helped organize a protest reenactment of the 1921 march in an attempt to save the battlefield from the practice of mountaintop removal.

Sponsored by the McKeen Center for the Common Good, the Environmental Studies Program, the Departments of History and Sociology & Anthropology, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE