Jesse Stuart Weekend

Sept. 27-28, 2024 – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s massive achievements tower over the twentieth century

For more than four years, I have been working on a collection of essays about the depression decade in eastern Kentucky. That work has intensified my interest in Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. With a presidential election imminent, I thought my readers would enjoy reading more about the Roosevelts. The president is the central person in the American political system. That would seem to contradict the intentions [...]

By |July 15, 2024|Categories: James M. Gifford|

Red Helmet takes an inside look at coal mining

With his past series of books set in Coalwood, West Virginia, New York Times best-selling author Homer Hickam won the praise of critics and the devotion of a huge national readership. His novel, Red Helmet, takes an inside look at coal mining, from shoveling gob to negotiating international trade deals, through the lens of modern romance. A half-Korean New York rich girl turned takeover specialist for her Daddy’s company, [...]

By |July 3, 2024|Categories: Appalachia|

Mr. Gallion’s School illustrates importance of school

Education was a calling for Jesse Stuart. In his books he portrays the teacher as a devoted nurturer, an advocate, and a liberator, rescuing children and their families from decline, illiteracy, social decay, or economic instability. “We educate our people or we perish,” he often said. Stuart recounts his experiences as a teacher, principal, superintendent, educational reformer, lecturer, and ambassador for education in his books. Beyond Dark Hills, his autobiography [...]

Hill Man a contemporary novel with universal themes and patterns

In October of 1945, Janice Holt married Henry Giles in Louisville just after he returned from service in World War II. After four years in Louisville, she and Henry moved to a forty-acre farm on Giles Ridge, an area where they would live until her death in 1979 and his death in 1986. By 1954, with Henry’s help, she had written and published eight books, all, with the exception [...]

By |May 31, 2024|Categories: Appalachia, James M. Gifford|

Davidson’s mentorship of Stuart latest publishing in Gifford’s continuous work

JSF's CEO & Senior Editor remains very much active in 50-year career Dr. James M. Gifford, the CEO & Senior Editor of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, has an article on Donald Davidson’s mentorship of Jesse Stuart in the current issue of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly (THQ). One of the best historical journals in the United States, the THQ is published by the Tennessee Historical Society four times a year. [...]

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