Category: Black Asheville

Why Celebrate Juneteenth?

In the fall of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln wrote the first draft of what would become the Emancipation Proclamation. After intensive disagreement among his cabinet Read more »

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Tour of Fragile 13th Amendment Document Ending Slavery

Many African Americans consider Juneteenth (June 19) the date in 1865 when the last slaves learned that the 13th Amendment had been passed—and they were Read more »

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Scholarships for Entrepreneurial Scholars Camps

The WNC Minority Enterprise Development Committee (MED) will offer four scholarships for minority students to attend the Small Business Center at AB Tech’s Young Entrepreneurial Read more »

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Dixon-Stephens Leaders Institute

The YMI Cultural Center has inaugurated the Dixon-Stephens Leaders Institute, a 10-week leadership cohort program that addresses the personal, cultural, civic, and professional needs of Read more »

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Stand Against Racism 2014

Join the YWCA, Community Organizations & Individuals in Taking a Stand Monday, April 28, 2014. The persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and Read more »

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Giving Voice to Our Stories

An Oral History Journey with Historian Kelly Elaine Navies Update: “Giving Voice to Our Stories: An Oral History Journey,” with historian Kelly Elaine Navies, scheduled Read more »

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Baptist Ministers’ Union Speaks Out on Voter Challenges

“The Baptist Ministers’ Union of Asheville and Surrounding Counties was recently informed that The Voter Integrity Project has challenged 182 voters,” said BMU President Reverend Read more »

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Renaissance Man: Edward W. Pearson

African Americans have made great contributions to American society throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. In Buncombe County and beyond, Edward Walter (E.W.) Pearson, Read more »

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What Ever Happened to Asheville’s African American Community?

By Willie Cameron, Jr. What’s called “The Block” is scheduled for a facelift, something that has taken more than 20 years to come to fruition. Read more »

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Slave Deeds of Buncombe County on Display at UNCA

Since February, 2012 the exhibit “Slave Deeds of Buncombe County” has been traveling to significant sites for public viewing. Beginning at the Register of Deeds Read more »

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