Interview with Bob Sharpe, July 15, 1987

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Bob Sharpe was a film maker commissioned by the Office of Economic Opportunity to create a film depicting the events that occurred when a community in Raleigh County, West Virginia fought for increased strip mining legislation in the 1960s. In this interview he discusses why his film, "Before the Mountain Was Moved" was created and how he became involved in the process. He talks about the local people and the outside volunteers involved in poverty programs and their relationships. He talks about how politicians and people in the community reacted to community action. He describes filming several scenes for the film.

Interview Accession

1992oh358_app368

Interviewee Name

Bob Sharpe

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1987-07-15

Interview Keyword

anti-poverty organizations

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Sharpe, Bob Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 15 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sharpe, B. (1987, July 15). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sharpe, Bob, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. July 15, 1987, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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