City of Asheville celebrates Black History Month

Announcement from the city of Asheville:

Asheville, NC – February is Black History Month.  In recognition, the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is producing a number of events at recreation centers across the city.  Below is a list of activities for the month of February. All events are free and the public is invited. For information on any of these events contact the centers listed below.

Saturday, February 7– 5:00-8:00pm
Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex
Dinner and a Movie, viewing Freedom Writers.
Come enjoy an educational film portrayal of African American culture.

Friday, February 13– 6:00-8:00pm
Burton Street Recreation Center
Poetry Slam
Come celebrate Black History Month with live poetry.

Saturday, February 21 – 6:00-7:30pm
Montford Recreation Center
Drum Circle: “The Rhythm of African American History”
Learn the history of drumming and what it means to the African American Culture. Bring a drum or try one available at the center.

Saturday, February 28 – 1:00-3:00pm
Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center
Inspirational presentations about the historical Asheville African-American community’s history and live entertainment inspired by African American culture.

The Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex is located at 121 Shiloh Road.  For information contact (828) 274-7739 or

The Burton Street Recreation Center is located at 134 Burton Street. For information contact (828) 254-1942 or

The Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center is located at 285 Livingston Street.  For information contact (828) 259-5483 or

The Montford Recreation Center is located at 34 Pearson Drive. For more information contact (828) 253-3714 or

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