Category: Black Asheville

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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Staying Awake through a Great Revolution

2014 MLK Breakfast Focuses on King’s Words In June of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the students and faculty at Oberlin College. He Read more »

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Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program for the evening focuses on the slave history of Buncombe County. Drew Reisinger, Buncombe Co. Register of Deeds, will talk about the Buncombe Read more »

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Cornel West Lecture

by Moe White Cornel West is among America’s most prominent public intellectuals. Professor Emeritus at Harvard and Yale, he now teaches Philosophy and Christian Practice Read more »

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Double Standards Persist

by Sharon West I walked in the Asheville Mall for exercise recently, and experienced two interesting encounters: a fairly crowded parking lot on a Saturday Read more »

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A Community Looking for Answers

Community Leaders Talk and Listen to the Public While most activists and media were paying attention to the legislative shenanigans in Raleigh this summer, and Read more »

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