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.

Join the conversation in the Rocktown History lecture hall or via Zoom webinar!

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.