Category: Black Asheville

History of African Americans in Buncombe County

The People, Places, and Events that Help Define Asheville By Johnnie N. Grant – In pre-Civil War North Carolina, and in Buncombe County, African slaves Read more »

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Message to the Future: To People of African Descent

From Wallace E. Bohanan Today is Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Our nation celebrates and acknowledges the working people of America by giving them the Read more »

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Historic African American Churches and Affiliates – Asheville, NC

By Johnnie N. Grant – (Not a complete list) Founded in 1832-1865 — Trinity Chapel, now St. Matthias Episcopal Church, stands at the top of Read more »


Confederate Battle Flag Comes Down in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Cheers could be heard for miles around as the Confederate battle flag was removed Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 a.m., from Read more »

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Asheville Pastor Has Family Ties in Charleston, SC Shooting

ASHEVILLE, NC — As people across the nation are still processing the horrendous acts of racial violence in Charleston, South Carolina, more than 350 people Read more »

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A History Intertwined

By Johnnie Grant – How does a community move forward with racial histories that are so intertwined? In our current progressive dispensation of life, dreams Read more »

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A Place in Time

By Johnnie Grant – Contents of the 1897 Vance Monument time capsule are revealed, with a surprising twist. According to archivist Heather South of the Read more »

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Communities of Color: The Unbanked and Underbanked

The YMI hosted a Town Hall Forum, “Communities of Color,” on Thursday, April 30, 2015 to focus attention on exclusionary housing and North Carolina’s Extra-Territorial Read more »

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Bringing Local History to Life

During the March 2015 Women’s History month celebration at Mars Hill University, Kelly Navies presented a family history that began with her great-great-grandmother Betty Gudger Read more »

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Stand against Racism Kicks off at A-B Tech

by Moe White – The YWCA’s 2015 Stand Against Racism series was launched March 26, 2015 with a program of presentations and panel discussions at Read more »

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