West Virginia Miners | Scott's Run, West Virginia. Unemployed miners, March 1937

West Virginia Miners | Scott's Run, West Virginia. Unemployed miners, March 1937

Residents of McDowell County, W.Va., share memories and hopes for their rural community — in jeopardy because of high unemployment and an exodus of young people.

Residents of McDowell County, W.Va., share memories and hopes for their rural community — in jeopardy because of high unemployment and an exodus of young people.

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937  Original Caption: Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937   U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-96   Photographer: Hine, Lewis

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937 Original Caption: Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-96 Photographer: Hine, Lewis

The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. This was in my head every time I put it down. Taking place in poverty stricken West Virginia during the Depression, the twice widowed (sort of) Patience, is delivering babies for anyone who needs her, from the wealthy White, to the poorest unemployed, to Black families whom the KKK wouldn't want her near. 9 out of 10.  I could reread it tomorrow, a recommendation I've rarely made.  READ it.  Please read more: http://queenbeewritings.blogspot.com/

The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. This was in my head every time I put it down. Taking place in poverty stricken West Virginia during the Depression, the twice widowed (sort of) Patience, is delivering babies for anyone who needs her, from the wealthy White, to the poorest unemployed, to Black families whom the KKK wouldn't want her near. 9 out of 10. I could reread it tomorrow, a recommendation I've rarely made. READ it. Please read more: http://queenbeewritings.blogspot.com/

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Unemployed man attending meeting of the Workers Alliance Council, March 1937. The U.S. National Archives via Flickr.

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Unemployed man attending meeting of the Workers Alliance Council, March 1937. The U.S. National Archives via Flickr.

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937 | Photographer: Louis Wickes Hines (pinned by haw-creek.com)

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Johnson family - father unemployed, March 1937 | Photographer: Louis Wickes Hines (pinned by haw-creek.com)

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