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Baritone Singer Paul Robeson and the Segregation Policies of the Asheville Auditorium

Henry A. Wallace served as vice president of the U.S. under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1941-1945. He made his final public action in a failed bid for the presidency of the U.S. in 1948. … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Standing on One Corner in Asheville, Part Two

An eight-story, skeletal form of poured concrete reinforced with steel (upper right) stood on the corner of North Main and College Street for about 6 years as infighting among the Smith … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Exhibit At The Y.M.I Should Not Be Missed: “Americans Who Tell The Truth”

The YMI Cultural Center is currently exhibiting a diverse cross-section of 52 portraits from the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait project.   The portraits, painted by artist Robert Shetterly, form an … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

You Won’t Believe What We Have to Share: North Asheville in the Spotlight! Wednesday October 25th

North Asheville Neighborhood History Program Finale Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017 Time: 6:00-7:30 PM Place: Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level   Pat Fitzpatrick, a North Asheville resident of … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Standing On One Corner in Asheville, Part One

Standing on one corner of Asheville is an excellent place to learn about the ever-changing face of our town.  Do you recognize this corner and are you familiar with its … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Tempie Avery and the Montford Community Center

Tempie Avery was a young girl purchased in Charleston in 1840 by Nicholas Woodfin. During her time on his plantation she became a midwife delivering both black and white babies … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black Lives Built Western North Carolina Railroad

  The North Carolina Room received a call from someone–with both musical and local history interests–asking if there really was a collapse of the Swannanoa Tunnel, as the song, “Swannanoa Tunnel” relates? I said I would … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Buncombe County Slaves and the Western North Carolina Railroad

The Western North Carolina Railroad was chartered in 1852 by the North Carolina General Assembly. A railway was to be constructed from Salisbury to some point on the French Broad … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Event: Anne Penland, Asheville Native, W.W. I Nurse Anesthetist

Title: Anne Penland, Asheville Native, W.W. I Nurse Anesthetist Speakers: Symposium with Keynote Speaker, Sandra Oullette, Past President, American Association of Nurse Anesthetist. Also, the American Red Cross and Penland Family … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

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