Manage episode 254292133 series 89456
A long time ago, in the early part of the twentieth century, there was a group of people who were cut off from the modern world. They lived in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Without roads, electricity, and even books, their world was way behind the rest of the USA. Many of these mountain folk didn’t know how to read. But the world was changing, and education was vital. A government program to provide work during the great depression allowed people to bring books and magazines to these folk, and it changed their world.
Today I have the story of the Packhorse Library Project on the 193 Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff.