Author Archives: Anthracite Unite

‘Mother Jones in Heaven’ Coming to Tamaqua

Play about the legendary labor organizer, written by Si Kahn, to be performed Sept 18-19

We Love Our Schuylkill Nurses — So Should LVHN!

Without proper staffing, our entire community is vulnerable

Why Labor Songs Still Matter

Labor songs were instrumental in the fight for workers’ rights

Who Painted the Portrait of Reagan in Packerton?

Artist comes clean as critic of filthy policies

Warmth (Memories of a Coal and Ice Man)

I am thinking about warmth and what it means to us

His, Hers, and Theirs

Families were always complicated in coal country


You’ve got to marvel at workers’ artistry

The Joys of Jeddo

Memories of growing up in a patch town

Dear More Fortunate Sir

A letter from an immigrant worker to a coal baron, circa 1878

A Child’s Christmas in Coaldamp

Have yourself a literary Christmas