Asheville’s Southside Black History

Explore the vibrant past of Southside, now the River Arts District, with Asheville’s Black Historian, Priscilla Robinson.

Today it is called the River Arts District, but local people know it as “Southside.”

Urban Renewal wiped out a historically black neighborhood. Hear the story as told by Asheville’s Black historian, Priscilla Robinson. Enjoy an afternoon of enlightenment as we walk down through history and celebrate what used to be here in Southside. “History is not just about the past; it’s the soul of our community.”

“Urban Renewal Impact: Asheville’s Southside Black History” takes place Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 2 p.m. at GRIND Asheville, 346 Depot Street Asheville, NC.


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