Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Gary L. McDowell
The work of Appalachian musician Hazel Dickens sheds light on many of the musical and cultural changes in our country. Dickens used her music as a voice for the disadvantaged, advocating for improvements in the lives of miners, working-class people, and women, and pushing for all to be treated equally. A wonderful songwriter, performer, and overall musician, Dickens saw her career, music, and beliefs as inextricably linked, and so this thesis will explore her leadership by analyzing her songs and her history.
Landers, Kelly, "Freedom's disciple : the life, music, and impact of Hazel Dickens" (2010). Honors Theses. 1066.