March attendee: “I was very amazed that this is something we don’t teach”
Regardless of whether you agree with the principles of the March on Blair Mountain, it’s hard to deny that the event acts as a catalyst for helping others learn about the history of Blair. And, considering most school children — or adults, for that matter — have most likely never heard the story of Blair, that’s an important aspect of the event. Recently, I caught up with a young lady from Pennsylvania who shared how she first heard about Blair (it’s rich historical past, and the present conditions that in many ways are effecting its very existence). Here’s a short audio version of her story. [Running time: 01:11]
NOTE: As a means of reference, the Brandon the woman in the audio clip refers to is Brandon Nida. As you may recall, Brandon Nida was featured in an earlier post, which can be accessed here.