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Video: Women of These Hills — 3 Cultures of Appalachia


Three Appalachian women in their 80’s share their stories of growing up in the rural regions of the Appalachian mountains. Take a glimpse into their lives as they share their memories of growing up not only as mountain women, but also as Cherokee, Scots-Irish and African-American women. The film includes traditional Appalachian songs performed by the women’s families.

Produced in 2000

Producer, DP and Editor: James Suttles

Director: Tammy Hopkins

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Tracy Swimmer has lived in Cherokee, North Carolina all her life.

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