African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference

October 19-21, 2017

The Fourth Annual African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference offers scholars and the community an opportunity to address the African American experience in Southern Appalachia. This year's theme is "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." In addition to history, this year's conference will highlight research from UNC Asheville's State of Black Asheville classes, as well as examples of current-day community resilience.

The conference is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.


Schedule of Events

Visit our Schedule page for a complete list of conference events, or download a PDF of the conference program.


Directions to Events Location

Click on the links below for more information regarding the events venue and locations.

YMI Cultural Center
39 South Market Street
Asheville NC 28801

Wilma M. Sherrill Center, Ingles Mountain View Room
UNC Asheville campus

The Collider
1 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801


Learn More

For more information and event updates, visit our Annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Facebook event. Feel free to share it to help us spread the word!