Schedule

All conference events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.

Thursday, October 18

What: Opening Reception
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street

Jesse & Julia Ray Lecture by  Dr. William H. Turner
Community Award Presentation
Music by The Ink Well
Catering by Delia’s Tea Time

Friday, October 19

9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Presentations (details below)
Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room, UNC Asheville campus


8 - 10 p.m.  The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Purchase tickets at blackmountaincollege.org

Details

9 a.m. Welcome: Dwight Mullen, Ph.D.

9:15 - 11:45 a.m  Morning Panel - African Americans & Education | Moderator: Darin Waters, Ph.D.

  1. Brevard Rosenwald School - Betty J. Reed
  2. African American Mentorship in Western North Carolina: My Black is Beautiful and It's Intellectual - Jeremy James, UNC Asheville
  3. Aid and Education System for African Americans, 1865-present - Florancie Jacques, UNC Asheville
  4. Catching Up: Late Integration of the UNC System, and Lack of Results for UNC Asheville - Ajani Purnell, UNC Asheville
  5. Additional paper TBA

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Break for lunch (on your own)

1 - 2:30 p.m. Early Afternoon Panel - Arts, Archives, & Activism | Moderator: Kimberlee Archie

  1. City of Asheville Visiting Artist Announcement
  2. Community History: Residents, Public Media & Universities - William Isom II, East Tennessee PBS
  3. Nina Simone: Music, Identity, Activism, & The Civil Rights Movement - Lauren Bulla, UNC Asheville

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Late Afternoon Panel - Place & Narrative | Moderator: Gene Hyde

  1. Decolonizing The Narrative: Cherokee Slavery in Western North Carolina - Cara Forbes, UNC Asheville
  2. Junaluska, an African American Neighborhood in Boone, NC: an Oral History - Susan E. Keefe, Appalachian State and Roberta Jackson, Junaluska Heritage Association
  3. ‘This is my home’’ defending a black enclave in Appalachian South Carolina - John M. Coggeshall, Clemson University

8 - 10 p.m. The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Purchase tickets at blackmountaincollege.org

Saturday, October 20

9 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. and 12:45 - 4:30 p.m. Panels and Film Screening (details below)
Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room, UNC Asheville campus

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Allen High School and Nina Simone Celebration Brunch
Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room, UNC Asheville campus
Reservation required

7 - 11 p.m. CoThinkk Awards Night
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street
Reserve tickets at cothinkk.org

Details

9 a.m. - Welcome: Darin Waters, Ph.D.

9:15 a.m.  Black-owned Business panel in partnership with Mountain BizWorks | Introduction: Tiffany De'Bellott

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Allen High School and Nina Simone Brunch
Kimberlee Archie, emcee
Music by Melody and Sharissa
Sylvia Pate, MPA, Allen High School graduate - Class of 1965
Tiffany Tolbert, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Angela Thorpe, NC African American Heritage Commission

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. “Crafting Appalachia” roundtable in partnership with the Center for Craft

2:30 - 4 p.m.   Screening of the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

7 - 11 p.m. CoThinkk Awards Night
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street
Reserve tickets at cothinkk.org