DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Beckley, West Virginia, USA.


ALVOID ALLISON, 58, FROM NORTH CAROLINA SHOWN ATTENDING A MEETING OF THE BECKLEY (WEST VIRGINIA) BLACK LUNG ASSOCIATION, ONE OF THE MOST MILITANT OF THE GROUPS CONCERNED WITH THAT ASPECT OF THE MINERS’ HEALTH. HE HAS THIRD STAGE (MOST SEVERE) BLACK LUNG, BUT IS HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING BENEFITS BECAUSE OF TECHNICALITIES EVEN THOUGH HE WORKED IN THE MINES FOR 37 YEARS, 04/1974

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