Published on November 15, 2018 

Docena-coal-mine-circa-1921". . . coal miners are coal miners at heart, wherever they are. They’re facing danger every day. It brings them closer together. . . . I think coal mining is in your blood."


Introduction: Docena, 1944

Claire Davis and Michelle Little introduce the Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad town of Docena; and Melba Kizzire recounts some of her memories growing up there in the 1940s and 50s.
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An External Perspective

E.L. McFee, a former student preacher at Docena, discusses church life in the town and the hospitality of its community.
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Docena, 2018

Docena resident Faye Mason and intern Cameron Teaney reflect upon Docena’s future.
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RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection