Charles “Buck” Maggard

Charles “Buck” Maggard (d. 1999), of Vicco, Kentucky, was community liaison for Appalshop, Inc., and its Headwaters Television and WMMT-FM public affairs programming. Maggard, a seasoned political activist, served as Appalachian coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and field coordinator of Appalachian Volunteers in the late 1960s. He also served as a staff member at the Highlander Research and Education Center in the early 1970s and early 1980s. In addition, Maggard, a former coal miner, worked as a paralegal advocating for miners dealing with black lung, social security, and pension claims. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, September 25, 1992. Note: The transcript below is not synchronized with the video.

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