Oral history interview with Melvin Killen recounting his personal experiences with the legendary John Wesley Wright, also known as Devil John Wright or Bad John Wright. Voice-over introduction begins at 01:40. Killen describes his own relationship and recounts events in John Wright's life, including an attempt on his life by the Ku Klux Klan. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
August 5, 2017 Subject:
My great grandfather, Melvin Killen
It is so great to be able to see and hear my greatgrandpa's voice. He was a great man, for his telling of stories from the past to us children. He is missed. Thank you for being able to experience him again.