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Group wants Corbin 1919 event commemorated

Members of the Sunup Initiative attended the Corbin City Commission’s regular monthly meeting Monday, to ask the city to apply for a state historical marker recognizing Corbin’s 1919 Race Riot. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...

Sunup vigil planned Tuesday

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The Sunup Initiative in Corbin will be hosting a Vigil in Remembrance of Victims of Racial Violence at 8:30 p.m. in the lot across from Sanders Park on Main Street. “We hope to draw awareness to the issue of violence...

Sunup Initiative hosting online screening of 1919 film

The Sunup Initiative is continuing its effort to shine light on the tragic action of 1919 when African-American’s were forced out of Corbin on Friday night when it hosts a virtual screening and discussion of Black in Appalachia’s, “The Corbin Expulsion of 1919.” Friday marks 101...

Free brunch held in Corbin Sunday to remember MLK

Food is always a great way to bring people together, and the Sunup Initiative and the City of Corbin partnered Sunday to do that with a brunch in honor of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The group hosted a free brunch at the Second and Main Event Center in...

Plans unveiled for Corbin splash pad

Following a meeting between city officials and representatives of architects at Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the proposed site plan for the Corbin splash pad was unveiled at the regular meeting of the Corbin City Commission Monday night. The rendering features the train theme with...

Corbin group to hold 1919 ceremony tonight

For almost 100 years, the events of Oct. 30, 1919 during which 200 African-American residents were rounded up and forced out of Corbin have lead to the city’s reputation as a place where people of color are unwelcome. These events have been the subject or rumor and speculation....

Corbin City Commission approves proclamation remembering 1919 race riot

October 30 marks 100 years since the race riots that sparked Corbin’s reputation as a “sundown town” for minorities, especially African-Americans occurred. At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Corbin City Commission took a step toward repairing that reputation by...