ehc.edu
Bill Turner

Bill Turner Speaks at Black History Month Celebration

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion celebrated Black History Month with featured speaker Dr. William “Bill” H. Turner.

Posted April 01, 2022

Turner was born in the coal town of Lynch, Ky. in Harlan County. As an academic, he is best known for his ground-breaking research on African-American communities in Appalachia.

“We were excited to learn more about Dr. Turner’s work,” said John Holloway, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “Often when the general public thinks about coal mining communities, rarely is there acknowledgment of the experiences and struggles of the African-American families in Appalachia.”

Related Content

  • High Energy at MLK, Jr. and DEI Week of Awareness

    Keynote speakers included Lydia X. Z. Brown, a disability justice advocate, organizer, educator, attorney, strategist, and writer; Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair, Jr.) the last surviving member of the Greensboro Four and graduate of Howard University Law School in Washington, DC and Massachusetts University in Dartmouth; and Jenna Lyn, M.D., MHA Ballad Health.

    Read More
  • Larmore Poetry Series

    The featured speaker for the Catherine Burns Larmore Poetry Series was Safiya Sinclair. She was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica and is the author of the memoir How to Say Babylon, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. She is also the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Cannibal was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books of the Year and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, as well as being longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize.
    Read More