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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia 2015

Web Resources: Appalachia: Culture and Linguistics

Appalachia: The Region and its People

CSEGA: Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Appalachian Region Commission: government commission on Appalachia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: home page of the Appalachian Trail group that creates the Foxfire books


The dialect of the Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History

Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!

DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.

Rosa Parks

Uploaded to Youtube on Jan 28,2013 by bio. (


Video of a sound-check in Toronto by Sweet Honey in the Rock about two years ago. The song, "Wade in the Water" is a traditional spiritual. For more information about spirituals, see the below link: A website with a list of songs that are identified as spirituals, along with history and other useful information about the genre.

Poetry Website of the Academy of American Poets

American History

Digital Collections from the Library of Congress: Browse historical collections on diverse topics, including African American History.

American Experience: Official website of the PBS history show; browse by topic, time period or simply watch the videos in order by air date.

National Museum of American History