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The Melungeons of Newman’s Ridge: A Portfolio of Portraits

From: Appalachian Heritage
Volume 41, Number 4, Fall 2013
pp. 3-99 | 10.1353/aph.2013.0122

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The Melungeons of Newman’s Ridge
A Portfolio of Portraits

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“Clinch Mountain Sunset”—Cherokee Lake, Hawkins County, Tennessee
(Page 3)


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Roger Price—Clinch Mountain Overlook, Bean Station, Tennessee
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Looking at Newman’s Ridge—Taken from Clinch Mountain Fire Tower, Hawkins County, Tennessee
(Page 17)


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Cordate Leaves—Knoxville, Tennessee
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Home on Newman’s Ridge
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Hannah Peppers—Newman’s Ridge
(Page 49)


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“Tradition”—From left to right: Toby and Van Gibson, Vardy Historical Site and Church, Blackwater, Virginia
(Page 58)


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Zoe Pyne—Newman’s Ridge 67


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“Brotherly Love”—From left to right: Preston and Dylan France, Home of James and Melinda Glover, Newman’s Ridge
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“Melungeon Momma”—From left to right: Kadince and Kathy Collins, Newman’s Ridge
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Bernice Collins—Newman’s Ridge
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“Front Porch Reminiscing”—Seven Gibson, Newman’s Ridge
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Home of David Roy—Vardy Valley
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Merrisa Collins—Newman’s Ridge
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Overlooking Sneedville, Tennessee—Taken from Goins Chapel, Prospect, Tennessee
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Home of James and Melinda Glover—Newman’s Ridge
(Page 99)

Illustrations

photography by Rebecca A. Keck and Adam Greene

  • Tall Ironweed—Old Newman’s Ridge Trail, Newman’s Ridge front cover

  • “Clinch Mountain Sunset”—Cherokee Lake, Hawkins County, Tennessee 3

  • Roger Price—Clinch Mountain Overlook, Bean Station, Tennessee 6

  • Amy Greene photo by Adam Greene 12

  • Looking at Newman’s Ridge—Taken from Clinch Mountain Fire Tower, Hawkins County, Tennessee 17

  • Cordate Leaves—Knoxville, Tennessee 28

  • Home on Newman’s Ridge 41

  • Hannah Peppers—Newman’s Ridge 49

  • “Tradition”—From left to right: Toby and Van Gibson, Vardy Historical Site and Church, Blackwater, Virginia 58

  • The Melungeons of Newman’s Ridge: A Portfolio of Portraits by Rebecca A. Keck 67

  • Zoe Pyne—Newman’s Ridge 67

  • “Brotherly Love”—From left to right: Preston and Dylan France, Home of James and Melinda Glover, Newman’s Ridge 68

  • “Melungeon Momma”—From left to right: Kadince and Kathy Collins, Newman’s Ridge 69

  • Bernice Collins—Newman’s Ridge 70

  • “Front Porch Reminiscing”—Seven Gibson, Newman’s Ridge 71

  • Home of David Roy—Vardy Valley 80

  • Merrisa Collins—Newman’s Ridge 88

  • Overlooking Sneedville, Tennessee—Taken from Goins Chapel, Prospect, Tennessee 96

  • Home of James and Melinda Glover—Newman’s Ridge 99

  • Overlooking Bean Station, Tennessee—Windswept Subdivision, Morristown, Tennessee back cover

Rebecca A. Keck

Rebecca A. Keck was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and grew up in Bean Station, Tennessee, located between Hamblen County and Hancock County where she took the pictures in this magazine. She is the proprietor of Fine Art Photography by Rebecca in Morristown, Tennessee.

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