• Odes and Shelby McKamey

    Odes and Shelby McKamey were among the most cherished local hosts for members of the SHC when the health fair arrived in their remote mountain community of Stoney Fork, Tennessee. Later, after the Stony Fork Clinic was established, the McKameys … Continued

  • Eula Hall

    A self-described “Hillbilly Activist”, Eula was a former Appalachian Volunteer and the leader of the “Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization” which invited the Student Health Coalition to bring a health fair to Mud Creek, KY in the summer of 1971. … Continued

  • Kate Bradley

    Emma Ruth “Kate” Hobbs Bradley was born 13 October 1932 in Petros, Tennessee, a small Appalachian coalfield community in the Cumberland Mountains. Kate was the sixth of seven surviving children in her family. Her father was a coalminer. Kate married … Continued

  • Jean Carney

    Jean was a community leader in the 1960s and 1970s in and around Brownsville, Rossville, and Stanton in west Tennessee.  With help from the health fairs conducted by Student Health Coalition, including students from Meharry and Vanderbilt, Jean helped ensure … Continued

  • J.W. Bradley

    Jacob “J.W.” Bradley was born on 29 June 1930 and raised in Petros, Tennessee, a small Appalachian coalfield community in the Cumberland Mountains. J.W. married Emma “Kate” Hobbs in 1951. As an adult, J.W. worked several jobs. At eighteen he … Continued

  • Betty Anderson

    Profile: Betty Anderson was born in Scott County, Tenn. on March 26, 1936. In the 1970s, she became involved with Save Our Cumberland Mountains, a social justice organization that addressed strip-mining and other community issues in Tennessee and Kentucky. She … Continued

  • Byrd Duncan

    [Contributed by: John E. Davis] When the newly recruited medical workers and community workers of the Student Health Coalition gathered in Nashville in June 1970, beginning a week of orientation for the SHC’s second summer in Appalachia, they were introduced … Continued

  • Marie Cirillo

    [Contributed by John Emmeus Davis, 2015] Marie Cirillo was born in Brooklyn in 1929.  Her father had emigrated from rural Italy.  Her mother had grown up in a small Catholic community in central Kentucky.  Every summer, her mother returned to … Continued