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Songs and stories of the West Virginia Mine Wars by Saro Lynch-Thomason

Award-winning ballad singer Saro Lynch-Thomason appeared at Sage Cafe Feb. 26  to tell the story of the West Virginia Mine Wars through song and a multimedia show.

She beautifully described the history of the fight for unions and miner’s rights during the 1920s, specifically the Battle of Blair Mountain, through music and the visual presentation of authentic images introducing the audience to an incredible period in time. The Battle of Blair Mountain has been the largest labor uprising in this country since the Civil War. Saro captivated the audience through her unique style of storytelling and on-stage charm.

Thank you for sharing a piece of American history with us!

Story by Lily Paz y Mino ’16
Photography by Lyn May ’17

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