Old Mulkey will examine an often neglected bit of Kentucky history: the Black Patch Wars also know as the Kentucky Tobacco Wars. We’ll begin with a Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua presentation titled “Price Hollowell Black Patch War Hero.” Price Hollowell’s family was forced off their farm and out of the state by the Night Riders, vigilantes who supported a boycott of the American Tobacco Company. Hollowell will be portrayed by Ethan Sullivan Smith.
Following the Chautauqua presentation, author Laura Muntz Derr will present her book, Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars. Nick and Viola traces the impact of the Tobacco Wars on three generations of the Muntz family. Like the Hollowells, the Muntz family did not join the boycott, and they, too, suffered the consequences of their decision.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase from Derr as early as 3 pm in the Meetinghouse yard.
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