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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...

Approximately 100 people tuned in to see Corbin 1919 documentary Friday night

Organizers with the Corbin Sunup Initiative said approximately 100 people tuned in to the Zoom meeting Friday for night the presentation of Black in Appalachia’s, “The Corbin Expulsion of 1919.” The documentary was the work of William Isom, director of Black in Appalachia, and...

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...