Eula Hall

A self-described “Hillbilly Activist”, Eula was a former Appalachian Volunteer and the leader of the “Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization” which invited the Student Health Coalition to bring a health fair to Mud Creek, KY in the summer of 1971. This was one of her many community organizing steps which lead to the founding of the community controlled Mud Creek Clinic in 1974, still serving hundreds, even thousands, of community members nearly fifty years after SHC’s one-time Health Fair at Mud Creek.


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SHC in Mud Creek, Kentucky

[Story contributed by Jack Beckford, with Assistance from Sara Platt Williams] During the Fall of 1970, SHC was contacted by the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization (EKWRO), centered in Floyd Co, KY. EKWRO was already doing organizing among low-income residents… Continued


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