Black History Month: Looking Back at Digging Deep

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October marks Black History Month, and we're looking back to 2019 which saw the opening of Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage here at the National Coal Mining Museum.

The videos below hear from several black men who worked in the mining industry, each who discuss their experiences covering topics such as teamwork, racism, the strike and injuries and accidents.

Listen to hear their stories...

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Andrew Nembhard discusses teamwork and camaraderie between miners.

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Garrey Mitchell discusses racism while working as a miner.

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Fitzalbert Taylor discusses the strike and the struggle for industrial survival.

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Johnson-John Baptiste and Robert Johnson discuss accidents and injuries that occurred underground.

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