Historic Markers Project – Buncombe County
by Ami Worthen
(This story was written for the Buncombe County page in the December 2017 issue of Urban News.)
Leaders from the historically African American neighborhoods of Shiloh, Burton Street, East End and Stumptown are partnering with the Asheville-Buncombe African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) on the installation of historic markers in their neighborhoods.
The goal of the historic markers project is to recognize, celebrate, and maintain the culture and accomplishments of African Americans in Asheville and Buncombe County. Creatively memorializing these stories can help tip the scales towards positive outcomes for people in our community. This committee is currently in the planning stages of this significant undertaking. The funding for this project is an investment by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County Government to ensure that the contributions of our African Americans residents are recognized as part of the story of our community’s success. CLICK TO CONTINUE