Stories by Ami Worthen

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Ami Worthen

Ami is a writer, musician, and marketing professional based in Asheville. Her work has appeared in Mountain Xpress, Laurel Magazine, and various nonprofit publications. As a WNC resident since the 1980s, Ami has watched the community change and actively participated to help elevate the voices of those who typically might not be heard. Her passion for racial and social justice is a focus of her writing, music, and career. In her free time, Ami enjoys hiking, leisurely biking, and spending time with her partner, Jason Krekel, and the best dog in the world, Max.

Joe Greene

African American Voices Speak of Rich History and Vibrant Future

We meet our guide Joe Greene at the WRES studio next to Jack of the Wood on Patton Avenue, as the groovy sounds of R&B, soul, and funk emanate from the station’s speakers. The music brings smiles and an occasional booty shake from passersby. Soaking in the lively bustle of modern downtown Asheville, one could easily overlook the city’s history and the voices of people who worked

DeWayne Barton, Founder of Hood Tours

Asheville's African-American History Tours Uncover Voices from Past & Present

Take A Walk Around "The Block" With Hood Tours Founder DeWayne Barton It’s a festive Saturday afternoon in Asheville, N.C.'s Triangle Park on South Market Street, just a few blocks from the city center, and we are greeted by the smell of fish frying, the booming sounds of hip hop, and friendly faces, all set against the backdrop of a vibrantly colored mural. “This