West Virginia Marcher: “I want to see my children…not have to move away”

Photo and Audio by M.L. Ramsburg

Brandon Nida is a West Virginia native, and a Blair Mountain marcher. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkley who has completed archeological studies of Blair Mountain. In 2010, he co-authored a paper with fellow West Virginian Michael Jesse Adkins on the history of Blair. Now, the native son – a graduate of Marshall University – has come home, this time as a core member of the March on Blair Mountain. On Sunday, Nida described his work with the people of Blair, and the role he plays in the March on Blair Mountain. He also shares a very personal hope – to raise his children in the state, and for them to “not have to move away.” [Running time: 03:30]

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