“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

EVENT: A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School

"The Castle on the hill" A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee TUESDAY April 9, 2019 FROM 6:00 to 8:00 PM Held at the Stephens-Lee Center 30 George Washington Carver Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 This Event is Free and Open to the Public Light appetizers will be served (South Charlotte Street, left on Max Street, … Continue reading EVENT: A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School

Asheville Black Family History and Stephens-Lee High School Graduates

Are any of these people your relatives?   Former graduates of Stephens-Lee High School, educational achievements and biographical information. We felt very fortunate to find these photographs, as well as the information regarding when these early graduates of Stephens-Lee completed their studies. The further information about their later educational attainments and what the were doing … Continue reading Asheville Black Family History and Stephens-Lee High School Graduates

Stephens-Lee High School Reunion June 2018

The North Carolina Room was graciously invited to attend the Stephens-Lee Alumni Reunion Friday night's festivities on July 6th, 2018 at the Stephens-Lee Center. We met and talked with some wonderful people--all of whom were so proud of being graduates of Stephens-Lee. We collected some good stories and memories while there.   Stephens-Lee opened March … Continue reading Stephens-Lee High School Reunion June 2018

The Highly Qualified Teachers of Stephens-Lee

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute Stephens-Lee teachers had a sense of collective pride that students, parents, and the black community could share. A major source of pride was the academic degrees the teachers held. Black high school students sometimes boasted that their teachers were better educated than the teachers at the all-white … Continue reading The Highly Qualified Teachers of Stephens-Lee

The Social Context of Teaching at Stephens-Lee High School

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute     Elynora Foster was the kind of teacher her students and colleagues remembered. Mrs. Foster’s work as a U.S. history and social studies teacher put her in a perfect position to tell her students about the contributions African Americans had made to the nation and the … Continue reading The Social Context of Teaching at Stephens-Lee High School

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute

Stephens-Lee High School, known of as β€œThe Castle on the Hill,” was designed by Asheville architect Ronald Greene at a cost of $115,000 and opened on March 7, 1923. It was designed for a capacity of 900 students and it opened with 856. It was the only public high school for blacks in Asheville. Some … Continue reading The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute