Asheville's Hidden History: Black History & Urban Renewal
Asheville’s Hidden History: Early Black History and Recent Urban Renewal Impacts. Sunday Nov. 19, 2:00-3:30 pm at Congregation Beth HaTephila. In the presentation, Phyllis Utley and Betts Conti will explore the narratives about Black and Indigenous People of Color in Western North Carolina, challenge narratives about Asheville's Founding Fathers, and examine how our own unique identities fit into new narratives in our mountain community as well as discuss the impact of urban renewal on Asheville’s Black community.
About the presenters: Betts Conti (she/her), an educator in Asheville City Schools and an amateur local historian. She is currently working on her Master's in Urban Education at UNC Charlotte. Phyllis Utley has been an Indigenous Literary Word Artist since childhood. She has worked for change in school, community, tribal and faith based venues and was selected as one of Asheville’s local Hidden Influencer’s in the Mountain Xpress in 2017.
NO RSVP NEEDED. OPEN TO ALL.
43 N Liberty St
Dave Family Social Hall
Asheville, NC 28801
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