'Matewan' cast shows support for Blair Centennial project

(December 20, 2018)

The cast and crew of the 1987 John Sayles film "Matewan" ā€” including James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, and others ā€” are supporting the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum's efforts to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021.

The Mine Wars Museum has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the celebration, but in order to unlock those funds, the museum must match the grant dollar-for-dollar. The museum has raised about half of the funds so far. In order to raise the rest, the museum launched an online fundraiser on IndieGoGo.

Williamson Daily News