For more than 50 years, Lucy Herring served pupils, principals and teachers in the black elementary schools of North Carolina, primarily as a reading specialist. In Asheville she taught at Hill Street School, Stephens-Lee School and was principal at Mountain Street, a school that in 1963 was named in her honor. Her memoir Strangers No More was published in 1983. She remained active in local affairs after retirement, as an officer of the Retired Teachers Association, the Council on Aging, and the Human Relations council. Here she serves on a panel for a 1982 event for Black Heritage week in Asheville, organized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. L to R: Lucy Herring, John Baxter and Lacy Haith.