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Elizabeth Catte
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Elizabeth Catte

Catte is a public historian and writer currently based out of Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia. Along with her husband, she owns and runs a historical consultancy firm, working mostly in Appalachian studies.

Huey Perry

A former history teacher turned community organizer, Perry implemented many anti-poverty projects in Mingo County, West Virginia. He also made efforts to tackle political corruption and voter fraud, to the ire of many local politicians and businessmen.

Carl Braden

Carl Braden was a civil rights activist and social justice advocate that was imprisoned for sedition in the 1950s both for protesting strip mining in Kentucky and for helping an African-American couple purchase a home in a largely white community. Due to his socially progressive work, he was accused of being a Communist that had plans to overthrow the government.

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