“Black Asheville 411” Lunch and Learn Sessions (Noon – 1 p.m., Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16) FREE to the public, but registration in advance is required due to space limitations.
Monday: Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville 28803: Speakers: Dr. Oralene Simmons and Jonathan McCoy, “Historical Facts of Juneteenth”
Tuesday: Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave, Asheville 28801: Topic: “Community Reflections on the Historic Stephens-Lee High School”
Wednesday: Tempie Avery Montford Community Center, 34 Pearson Drive, Asheville 28801: Speaker: Mr. Matthew Bacoate, Jr., “Reflections on Life in Black Asheville”
Thursday: Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street, Asheville 28806: Speakers: Apostle Inez D. Ray, Rev. Alfred Blount, and Rev. Brent LaPrince Edwards, “The Role of the Black Church in Asheville”
Friday: Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston Street, Asheville 28801: Speakers: Drew Reisinger, “Slave Records Research” & Linda Brown, “African-American Cemeteries Research”