Conference Overview

The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference illuminates the African American experience in Southern Appalachia including history, culture, community, and enterprise. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference seeks to eradicate incomplete and false narratives about African Americans in this region, while creating new possibilities for the future. This year's conference will take place Oct. 17-19, 2019 with the theme of "Existence as Resistance: Expressions of Resilience."

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