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“Living with Dolly Parton,” by Jessica Wilkerson

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Jessica Wilkerson is assistant professor of history and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her new book To Live Here, You Have to Fight tells the story of women activists in 1970s Appalachia. She’ll moderate a panel session, with Karida Brown, Elizabeth Catte, and Meredith McCarroll, during the conference on “The Appalachian South.” Click here to read her thoughts on “Living with Dolly Parton.”