Mountain Women Live

On Life and Legacy of Appalachian Women

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7 pm | In-Person & Webinar

With author Dr. Peggy Ann Shifflett

Dr. Peggy Ann Shifflett will discuss her new book, Mountain Women Live On, a chronicle of a way of life which was both beautiful and terrible. The book contains a history of the region, a study of Appalachian culture and folklore, a sociological treatise on the family, and a social statement extremely pertinent to today’s modern society.

Dr. Shifflett grew up in Hopkins Gap, Virginia. She has written five books, including the popular Red Flannel Rag: Memories of an Appalachian Childhood.

Peggy graduated from Turner Ashby High School, Madison College, and Texas A&M University. Her career included a Professorship at Radford University, as well as serving as Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Peggy studied and taught rural sociology and Appalachian culture. She retired in 2005.