Asheville's African-American music mecca
Before integration, Asheville's black neighborhood and business centers nurtured gospel, jazz and classical music. Read the full story.
Obscure no more
Read about Olive Tilford Dargan, playwright, poet and novelist, who followed her mountain characters to the mills and was dismissed as proletarian.
In 1925, children in the Burton Street community in West Asheville went an elementary school where the community center is now. Read more. See larger photo.
Akzona excavation, 1978
Landmark event--North Pack Square was razed; and the site for I.M. Pei's edifice cleared. Read more.
James Vestus Miller
African-American leader Miller formed Miller & Sons Construction, specializing in churches and commercial buildings. Read more.
Plott hounds on board
1942: hunters in Haywood County get ready to go chase bear. Read more.
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