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William H. Turner

Bill Turner, grandson and son of coal miners, grew up in Lynch in Harlan County, Kentucky, and retired as Distinguished Professor of Black and Appalachian Studies from Berea College. He co-edited Blacks in Appalachia (1985) and has finished a book of memory under contract with West Virginia University Press, titled The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Lives in Central Appalachian Coal Towns, slated for release in the fall of 2020.