Pulaski was incorporated as a town in 1886 and was named after a Revolutionary war hero from Poland, Count Casimir Pulaski. Pulaski was once a thriving industrious area backboned by manufacturing jobs. As the American economy changed, these manufacturing jobs were relocated overseas, which furthered the division between Pulaski County’s upper-middle class and the poor.
With a church on every other block, Pulaski's deep-rooted faith in Christianity is ever-present. It's the kind of small town where you might get looked at funny if you don't have a deep-southern drawl, drive a truck, or go to church on Sunday. Everyone knows everybody and everybody talks about everyone. As the world continues to progress and move forward, long-time residents of Pulaski remain content with keeping things the way they've always been.
Pulaski, Va is an on-going documentary project thatt explores how religion and poverty have shaped the county of Pulaski, Virginia.
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