Streams

Reckoning at Eagle Creek

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cultural historian Jeff Biggers gives an account of how strip-mining has destroyed his family’s nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead in southern Illinois. In Reckoning at Eagle Creek, he chronicles the legacy of coal outside of Appalachia.

Event: Jeff Biggers will reading, performing, and signing books as part of “Black Diamonds, Black Lives & the Coal Roots of Black History Month: The Historical Legacy of Black Slavery and Coal Mining”
Friday, February 26, at 8:00 pm
Harlem Arts Salon
1925 Seventh Avenue, 7L, at 117th Street
Admission: $10
More information here.

Guests:

Jeff Biggers

Comments [5]

Mike C. from Tribeca

Don't only knock the Obama administration. The US Congress deserves discredit.

By the way, almost the same thing is slated for the lovely area around Tucson, Arizona.

Feb. 24 2010 01:54 PM
the truth!! from BKNY

What does it mean when you alternate between Black and African American?

Feb. 24 2010 01:38 PM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

Thank you for this show!

Believing in "clean coal" is akin to believing in Santa Claus, but not nearly as endearing.

Nothing "clean" about it -- not then, not now.

Feb. 24 2010 01:36 PM
the truth!! from BKNY

How nice for you that your family had so much coal they fed it to the pigs...what a nice family.

Feb. 24 2010 01:35 PM
the truth!! from BKNY

Why is slavery the only thing certain people want to showcase for Black History month?

Feb. 24 2010 01:32 PM

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