Beginning Again: Stories of Movement and Migration in Appalachia

The Role of Art in Storytelling and Activism: An Interview with Lacy Hale
Art is a powerful tool for social impact and can support activism, resistance, representation, dialogue, and community building.  In Voice of Witness books, each oral history is accompanied by a portrait illustration of the narrator. …


New VOW Book Amplifies Oral Histories of Community and Migration in Appalachia, Disrupting Harmful Stereotypes
Beginning Again: Stories of Movement and Migration in Appalachia launches on June 20th! The latest in the Voice of Witness book series, Beginning Again is edited by Katrina Powell with a foreword from Nikki Giovanni. …


Beginning Again: Stories of Movement and Migration in Appalachia
About the Book Appalachia has been a place of movement and migration—for individuals, families, and entire communities—for centuries. Beginning Again brings together twelve narratives of refugees, migrants, and generations-long residents that explore complex journeys of resettlement. In their stories, Appalachia is not simply a monolithic region of poverty and strife, populated only by white people. …


Beginning Again: A Conversation on Migration in Appalachia
Beginning Again: Stories of Movement and Migration in Appalachia is the next book in the Voice of Witness Book Series, scheduled for publication in June 2024. In this collection, twelve narrators share accounts of their …