Bone Black, 28

…I like to watch the nurses. To me they are beautiful, intelligent, capable- everything the doctors are not. I think this because the doctors are men and the nurses women. It is the nurses who combine \ medicine with the recognition that they are treating human beings, with human needs. It is the nurse who.. read more →

Bone Black, 16

… Her hair has not been combed. It has not been plaited into the two braids that identify this woman as the grandmother I have always known. It is she who explains that picture taking is no in nocent act–that it is a dangerously subtle way we drive our souls into extinction. If this is.. read more →

Bone Black, 52

… We must rise early to catch the buses that will take us to the white schools. So early that we must go into the gymnasium and wait for the other students, the white students, to arrive. Again we are herded, prodded, pushed, told not to make trouble in this early morning waiting period. Sometimes.. read more →

Preliminary Schedule

Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar Friday, March 18, 2016 Holiday Inn, 2910 Fort Campbell Blvd. 11am-2pm: Registration 2pm-4pm: The Cayce Paradigm: His Message & Meaning 4pm-6pm: Break and Dinner on Own 6pm-9pm: Creation, Earth, & Karma with a 139th Birthday Party for Edgar! Saturday, March 19, 2016 Forbes Event Center, 1002 S. Virginia St. 9am-12pm: Forgiveness,.. read more →

The Black Patch Three

A Conversation about the Night Riders Saturday, September 26, 2015 Forbes Conference & Events Center 1002 S. Virginia Street 2pm The event is free, but reserve your seat HERE! For the first time in Hopkinsville, three of the foremost authorities on the Black Patch region come together for a discussion about the Tobacco War that.. read more →

Books of the Black Patch

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Forbes Conference & Events Center 1002 S. Virginia Street 11 am FREE The event is free, but reserve your seat HERE! The Black Patch region of western Kentucky and Tennessee abounds with beauty and history that has inspired writers, artists, and photographers for generations. Come out on Saturday to meet a.. read more →

Old Time Street Fair

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Liberty Street at 9th Street 5:30 – 7:30pm FREE The first street fair was held in Hopkinsville in the fall of 1899 and featured booths, tent shows, and an elaborate parade. A woman even made daily parachuting performances out of a large balloon! Come down early for the Night Rider Raid.. read more →

A Brief History of the Tobacco War

A haze of unrest and violence hung over the dark tobacco region of Western Kentucky and Tennessee at the turn of the 20th century. The events that transpired serve as a high-water mark of civil unrest between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This region, colloquially known as the “Black Patch,” comprises approximately.. read more →

Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment

SOLD OUT! Saturday, September 24, 2016 Pennyroyal Area Museum 7pm ONLY Purchase tickets at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or click Tickets to buy online. In the pre-dawn hours of December 7, 1907, several hundred masked men rode and walked into a sleeping Hopkinsville. Their intention was to destroy massive quantities of tobacco owned by large.. read more →

Trial of the Night Riders

How Say You? The Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Dr. David A. Amoss Saturday, September 26, 2015 Christian County Courthouse 7:30pm Purchase tickets at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or click Tickets to buy online. On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Tobacco War Pilgrimage will reach its dramatic height in the historic Christian County Court House. Plan.. read more →