Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story is available on VHS home video from KET for $26.45, which includes shipping
to anywhere in the continental U.S. (Kentucky residents, please add $1.50 state sales tax.) To order, contact:
KET Tape Duplication
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
Related Videos from KET
Call, write, or e-mail us for information on any of the following KET productions:
Old Music for New Ears
Jean Ritchie is among the performers who play and sing traditional Appalachian, Cajun, Native American, and
African-American songs in this 22-part series for elementary and middle school students. Others include Odetta,
the Doucet family, the Metro Blues Trio, Mike Seeger, Malcolm Dalglish, and Taj Mahal. A teachers guide is also
Dancing Threads: Community Dances from Africa to Zuni
Four half-hour programs for elementary and middle school students explore traditional Appalachian, African-American,
and Zuni community dances. Jean Ritchie is a guest commentator on the Appalachian play-party in two programs. A
teachers guide is also available.
Settlement Schools of Appalachia
This KET documentary recounts the origins of the Appalachian settlement schools and their evolving roles in
their communities. Jean Ritchie is among the settlement school alumni interviewed.
Other videos related to Appalachian culture:
James Stills River of Earth profiles the late dean of Appalachian letters, a former Kentucky Poet Laureate.
At the Forks of Troublesome visits the annual Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School.
From This Valley tours the Big Sandy River region (where Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia converge),
which has produced a wealth of writers and musicians.
Voices of Memory explores the storytelling traditions of southcentral Kentucky, from Appalachian to
African-American to Cherokee.