T. Byron K. (tbyron) wrote,
T. Byron K.

Appalachian Restoration Project

I agreed with Prof. Patrick Gainer, who fought to overcome years of hillbilly stereotyping by those outside Appalachia. The reason I believe we need to reclaim our identity is it has been taken from us by those that wish to exploit and damage the region, redefinition will follow. *The Appalachian Restoration Project was created after several frustrating email conversations with a California filmmaker that continued to portray Appalachians in stereotypical ways in his work, and saw no problem with it.

-T. Byron Kelly
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