Based on a book of the same name, Ann Miller Woodford's exhibit, "When All God's Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Western North Carolina," reveals the powerful story of a people who have been largely invisible in their own homeland. With extraordinary images and gripping narratives, Ann Miller Woodford opens a door to the homes, churches, and daily lives of the African-American people of far Western North Carolina. She unflinchingly captures the horrors imposed under Jim Crow, but also the kindness and decency of the mountain people, who offered friendship and a helping hand to their Black neighbors.
This exhibit will inspire people to proactively lift up their communities, to acknowledge and honor the sacrifices that were made for us to have freedom, to be responsible for the way African Americans are viewed by our own people as well as the rest of the world, and to make a positive difference in the way people treat each other.
Admission to the exhibit is included when booking a tour of the Smith-McDowell House Museum in Asheville.
Please pre-book your tour to secure your reservation as, due to social distancing mandates, only eight visitors are allowed in the historic house at a time. Masks are required inside the building.
$10 Adults, $5 Youth, Free (Under 8)