Interview with Carol Ford by Evangeline Mee, 30 May 2012, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill

Topics discussed in this interview with Carol Ford include: born in Kalamazoo, Mich.; moved to Florida to live with aunt and uncle; treasurer for Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM); vocational school in Jacksboro, Tenn.; thievery in the coal company office at Triple I Coal; Commission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA); SOCM leadership training at a Midwest Academy from Chicago; Ron Cherry from Virginia Organizing Project; Don Barter; Tennessee Hunger Coalition; working with predominately African-American group called JONAH in Jackson; Triple I Coal miners resistance; president of SOCM; SOCM’s emphasis on leadership training; Tennessee Valley Energy Coalition (TVEC); legislative lobbying; grassroots organizing; fighting against landfills in Dutch Valley; Southern Empowerment Project (SEP); strip mining in Tennessee; strong women in SOCM; community members testifying in court about poisoned water; work with Highlander Research and Education Center; discussion of children.

Interview with Carol Ford by Evangeline Mee, 30 May 2012 U-0805, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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