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Blair 100: A Centennial of Solidarity and Courage

by on October 4, 2021

On Friday, September 3, 2021, the curtain opened on harmony singers Heather Hannah & Company at the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial Kickoff Event at the Charleston, WV Civic Center.

“It’s such an honor to be here, to be standing up here with you all,” Hannah said, “commemorating this centennial of courage, commemorating the courage it took for a miner to look at someone else who maybe didn’t speak the same language as him or come from the same country as him or pray to the same god and say, ‘I trust you with my life, and with you I’ll lay down mine if I need to, because there’s something bigger here that needs to be taken on.’”

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