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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Loyal Jones

Loyal Jones


(p.439) Loyal Jones
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Loyal Jones was born near the Great Smoky Mountains in Cherokee County, North Carolina, and was reared there and in nearby Clay County. After earning degrees from Berea College (1954) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1961), he spent five years directing the Council of the Southern Mountains, a community development organization. From 1970 to 1993 he directed Berea’s Appalachian Center, which is named in his honor. Jones helped shape Appalachian literature in the 1960s by advocating for the publication of Appalachian authors such as Gurney Norman and Jim Wayne Miller in the council’s periodical ...

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