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William H. Turner, “The Harlan Renaissance”

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
7:00 pm
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton

Dr. William H. “Bill” Turner is an esteemed historian whose book The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns won both the 2021 Weatherford Award for Nonfiction and the 2023 Kentucky Historical Society Governor’s Award. A Professor Emeritus at Berea College Appalachian Center, Dr. Turner draws on his experiences of growing up in an eastern Kentucky model coal town and a wealth of previously untold stories to delve into the rich tapestry of Black Appalachia.

Free public event, co-sponsored by Miami Regionals Appalachian Studies and Miami Regionals Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Dr. William H. “Bill” Turner
Dr. William H. “Bill” Turner
Historian and Author