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Junius Griffin



  • Existence: 1929 - 2005


Junius Griffin was born January 13, 1929 in Stonega, Virginia, a small coal mining community near Big Stone Gap. At the age of 16 he enrolled at Bluefield College, but he decided he was not ready for an advanced education and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served for 12 years, and for 4 1/2 of those years he acted as the Taiwan Bureau Chief for Stars and Stripes.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Appalachian Literature: The Adult and the Child Course Collection

Identifier: UnivRec-0408
Scope and Contents The course, "Appalachian Literature: The Adult and the Child," was offered by the English department at East Tennessee State University June 4-24, 1992. The course focused on the concept of child as seen through Appalachian literature for adults and children. The course consisted of lectures given by Roberta Herrin and Robert J. Higgs of the English department; lectures given by guest artists and scholars; and videos on topics related to the child in Appalachian literature. The collection...
Dates: June 5-25, 1992

Junius Griffin Scrapbook

Identifier: AppMs-0231
Scope and Contents The Junius Griffin Papers consist of a scrapbook containing the 13-part series entitled "The Deepening Crisis" that was sent to the nominating committee for the 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. The scrapbook contains newsclippings of the 13 articles that appeared in numerous nationally syndicated newspapers between July 28 and August 9, 1963. The articles document the politics of prejudice, religious and educational segregation, the economics of integration, world perceptions of slavery,...
Dates: July 28-August 9, 1963

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Abolitionists -- United States 1
African-Americans -- Civil rights 1
African-Americans--Appalachian Region 1
African-Americans--Social conditions--To 1964 1
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka 1