1. West Virginia singer/songwriter extraordinaire Hazel Dickens explains why she wrote "Black Lung" for one of her brothers and sings a powerful a cappella version at the Highlander Center's tribute to founder Myles Horton. From Mimi Pickering's Appalshop film "Hazel Dickens: Its Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song." Available from Appalshop Films.

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  2. This selection from the Appalshop film "Dreadful Memories" tells of Sarah Garland Ogan Gunning growing up in a singing family in Bell County, KY and her experiences as a coal miner's wife in the early 1930s in the strike-torn coalfields of Harlan & Bell County.

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