- One question will concern coal loading, what it entailed, how it was performed and the toll it took on the health coal miners and Black coal miners, in particular. How were Blacks disproportionately affected by the drilling of the Hawks Nest tunnel?
- Another question will concern Black coal miners and unemployment. What were ways Black coal miners coped with unemployment? In what ways were Blacks disproportionately affected by mechanization socially and politically?
This questions are from from “Black Migration to Southern West Virginia” (p. 144 to 153) by Joe William Trotter Jr.