Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization

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 …

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Jack Beckford Letter, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Jack Beckford participated in the Health Fair in Eastern Kentucky in the summer of 1971. A letter home shares updates about the Health Fair, its sponsors, the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization and the Appalachian Regional Commission, and social and business activities. Jack Beckford Letter, 26 July 1971, in the Student Health Coalition Project Collection #5649, …

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