A Most Exceptional Man: The Conclusion of the Edward S. Stephens Story

The first two posts in this series traced Edward Stephens’s career from St. Louis to Asheville to Topeka.  We saw … More

ASHEVILLE’S FIRST CITY SCHOOLS FOR BLACK STUDENTS, Part Three: Builders of Black Schools

The Creation of a Public School System for the City of Asheville, 1887-1888 Setting Up the System and Hiring the … More

Setting the Record Straight in Ramoth: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Unlike most of the communities we’ve covered in this series, the community of Ramoth is in reality, no longer. Once … More