In this May 17, 1939, file photo, National Guardsmen escorted coal miners into a coal mine in Harlan, Ky., as they were shouted down by picketing miners outside the workings.
In this May 17, 1939, file photo, National Guardsmen escorted coal miners into a coal mine in Harlan, Ky., as they were shouted down by picketing miners outside the workings. Anonymous AP
In this May 17, 1939, file photo, National Guardsmen escorted coal miners into a coal mine in Harlan, Ky., as they were shouted down by picketing miners outside the workings. Anonymous AP

Blacks in Appalachia fight to be seen as a part of coal country

August 13, 2017 06:44 PM

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