The Appalachian Experience: A Community Workers' Guide.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Raleigh Bailey, Senior Research Scientist, Director Emeritus at the Center for New North Carolinians (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: My first thoughts about writing this booklet were shaped by previous publications of my colleagues, particularly Exploring the Black Experience series and the Idea Exchange on "Native Americans." I want to thank my co-workers at CABLE Head Start State Training Office for their advice and assistance on this publication, especially Kitty Eagle, administrative secretary, for her diligence in the typing of this manuscript and Jamice Ryan, editor, for her perseverance in the rush. For the methods used in researching this project I want to thank Dr. Bhabagrahi Misra, anthropologist and educator, who helped me learn how to understand and interpret a culture from within utilizing a humanistic perspective. Also I want to thank the friends and neighbors of my parents, Gene and Mattie Bailey, of Patrick County, Virginia, who have acquainted me with edge-of-the-mountains families. Especially I want to thank the Head Start staff people in western North Carolina who have provided me with information and resources. Their assistance has been invaluable. They work long and hard for little pay. They show insight and caring for the families with whom they work. They know that the children have the potential and the right to live a good life and preserve the rich and beautiful parts of their mountain heritage.

Additional Information

A CABLE Publication Greensboro, N. C. 1981
Language: English
Date: 1981
Western North Carolina, Heritage,

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