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Screening of "Mine 21" Nov. 28
Posted 11/07/2018 10:10PM

"Mine 21," a short documentary about a deadly coal-mine explosion that took place in the region in 1981, will be shown to the school community during an all-school meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28 in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts.

The film follows Kelsey Arbuckle and Alexa Fults, both from Grundy County and current students at Sewanee, as they find out more about this event. The disaster took place in Whitwell, Tenn., on Dec. 8, 1981, and took the lives of 13 miners. The effect in Marion and Grundy counties was tragic.

"Thirteen people in a small community," says one of the people interviewed in the film. "It affected everybody." The investigation into the explosion eventually reached the U.S. Senate.

Documentary producer (and SAS parent) Professor Chris McDonough will introduce the film. The film is free and open to the public.

To see the trailer, go to


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