In the wake of uprisings, Asheville, NC has been in the media and at the center of reparations talk in the region.

Will Black Appalachians finally get their 40 acres and a mule? Find out as Enkeshi El-Amin and Angela Dennis explore the truth behind the city’s Reparations resolution and dig into what’s happening on the ground in Asheville.

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This episode of Black in Appalachia from October 2020 features statements from DeWayne Barton, Nicole Townsend, and area activists.

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Having long been in this region, Black Appalachians remain mostly invisible, while the dominant narratives of Appalachia depict an overwhelming, white cultural homogeneity. The Black in Appalachia Podcast challenges these misconceptions by highlighting how Black families have shaped and have been shaped by the region.

Through historical and contemporary stories of people, places and experiences, hosts Enkeshi El-Amin and Angela Dennis interrogate what it means to be Black in Appalachia, creating space where under-told stories can be heard and Black identity can be reclaimed.


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