The tour begins at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, the building that used to be the gymnasium of the former Stephens-Lee High School, the only high school in Western North Carolina for African-Americans at the time of its construction in 1922. It then winds around Asheville with insightful and engaging guidance from artist, poet and visionary DeWayne Barton.
Hood Tours visits the landmarks of Asheville’s black neighborhoods and business centers while discussing the African-American community’s past, present and future.[Grab a copy of this week’s Xpress to read the story about Barton’s insightful and engaging tours.]
Driving tours run most Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at noon. To be entered to win a pair of tickets for a tour, just comment below by noon on Sunday, Jan. 29.