Mud Creek KY

On the East Tennessee Research Corporation (ETRC) in eastern Kentucky

In supplement to ETRC’s involvement with the Black Lung Association in LaFollette and the Black Lung Clinic in Jacksboro, John Kennedy describes its ongoing activity outside of East Tennessee, too. Namely, he discusses his role setting up clinics in eastern Kentucky–including Prestonsburg, Harlan, and Mud Creek. In addition to mentions of Eula Hall and John …

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Eula Hall

A self-described “Hillbilly Activist”, Eula Hall (Pike County, Ky., 29 October 1927 –  Craynor, Ky., 8 May 2021) 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 …

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Jack Beckford

One of the many Philosophy majors among SHC’s early community organizers, Jack graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and spent the following summer working in Mud Creek, Ky. He later founded the Georgia Agricultural Marketing Project after briefly working with the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, both considered somewhat “spin-off” groups from the SHC, out of …

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