YMI Cultural Center is one of, if not, the oldest African American community centers in the country. Add to your shopping experience by requesting a free tour ($7 value) of this historic site in the historic Black business district known as The Block. Learn about how YMI stands out as a beacon of hope for Black Asheville from Jim Crow era to now. Visit The Gallery @ YMI, featuring one of our local photographers, Kai Lendzion. Kai's photography captures people in protest and honor, then and now.