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Harlan County U.S.A (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Is Your Job Real Dangerous? One of the more remarked-upon segments, director Barbara Kopple's crew has followed coal miners on strike against Duke Power Co., to a 1973 protest on Wall Street in Manhattan, where activist Jerry Johnson gets into a colorful conversation with an unidentified New York cop, in Harlan County U.S.A, 1976.
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Known Communists Organizers stirring up support for a rally, an old clip from United Mine Workers boss John L. Lewis, a new one from Duke Power's Carl Horn, and varying views, from Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning Harlan County U.S.A., 1976.
Harlan County U.S.A (1976) -- (Movie Clip) That Was My First Lesson An interview with a union activist identified in the credits as Bob Davis, a veteran of the famous “Bloody Harlan” coal miner uprisings of the 1930’s, with archive photos and film from director Barbara Kopple, in her documentary on the 1973 “Brookside Strike” against Duke Power Co., Harlan County U.S.A, 1976.
Harlan County U.S.A (1976) -- (Movie Clip) They Can't Shoot The Union Out Of Me One of many sequences featuring wives of workers from the Duke Power Company’s Brookside Mine, (noted activist Lois Scott in the blue outfit), plus strikers and frustrated union organizers, director Barbara Kopple using Florence Reece’s famous song from the 1930’s Harlan County uprisings, in Harlan County U.S.A, 1976.
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Dark As A Dungeon Kentuckian Merle Travis' song Dark As A Dungeon used as he probably never expected, in a recording by David Morris, in the arresting opening from Barbara Kopple's landmark documentary Harlan County U.S.A., 1976.