Asheville’s First City Schools for Black Students, Part Four: Builders of Black Schools (concluded)

This installment offers a look at the life and career of the fifth of the five original teachers at Asheville’s first black city school, Beaumont Street. We’ve saved one of the best teachers for last. We’ve also included information on the members of her family because of their prominence in Asheville and their connections to … Continue reading Asheville’s First City Schools for Black Students, Part Four: Builders of Black Schools (concluded)

Asheville’s First City Schools for Black Students

Part One: Blacks Vote for Public Education, Win a Separate but Unequal Place in the New School System When Asheville went to the polls in July 1887 and narrowly approved a resolution establishing tax-supported public schools, black voters provided the crucial margin of support. The city took this step forward during an era of educational … Continue reading Asheville’s First City Schools for Black Students

“A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School” is Now on Video

"A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School" as presented by the North Carolina Room on April 9, 2019 at the Stephens-Lee Center is now on video! Here's a call out to black Asheville. here's the goal: LET'S DOCUMENT EVERY FACULTY MEMBER WHO EVER TAUGHT AT STEPHENS-LEE! What better way to honor these people who gave … Continue reading “A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School” is Now on Video

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. Still commanding a modest following from left-wing groups, he ran on the Progressive ticket, campaigning against Truman, the Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey, and the  … Continue reading Baritone Singer Paul Robeson and the Segregation Policies of the Asheville Auditorium