Not Just ‘Trump’s America’: These Journalists Will Spend 100 Days Digging Into Appalachia

Since Lyndon Johnson declared his War on Poverty in the early 1960s, Appalachian journalists have grappled with the portrayal of the region in the press.

In his forward to photographer Roger May’s book “Testify,” the Kentucky journalist Silas House lamented that “only the poorest folks got into the newspapers and magazines, perpetuating the stereotype that everyone in the Southern mountains was barefoot, malnourished, dirty-faced.”

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