Kentucky

Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Elyssa East

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent healthcare is being curtailed.

"We Should Try to Preserve Humanity"

"We Should Try to Preserve Humanity"

Appalachian Media Institute

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with Oxford American. The third installment in a series of four posts, featuring films produced in collaboration between the youth filmmakers of the 2016 Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute and filmmaker Jordan Freeman.

"You Will Come Here, and There Will Be Magical Things Happening"

"You Will Come Here, and There Will Be Magical Things Happening"

Appalachian Media Institute

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with Oxford AmericanThe films and filmmakers of the Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute.

A Town Under Trial

A Town Under Trial

Tamara Reynolds

PHOTOGRAPHY

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Oxford American with support from EHRP. What an unsolved double murder in Kentucky reveals about America’s military-industrial complex.

The Ballad of Harlan County

The Ballad of Harlan County

Elyssa East

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.