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June 30, 2014 3:33 PM

Merlene Davis: Berea College, author show diversity of Appalachia

Lexington author Crystal Wilkinson was recently named the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College.I know it doesn't seem like that big a deal. Authors serving as writers-in-residence are a common occurrence. But Wilkinson, who is black, will serve as the Appalachian writer-in-residence. That designation is a hat-tip to all the black people who have made a home in Appalachia, but who have never been acknowledged.

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