Asheville will celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald’s legacy with series of events. Plus, Kenilworth residents honor George Gibson Sr. and South Asheville community, and the Folk Art Center hosts a tapestry exhibit.
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Around Town: Nina Simone Archive breaks ground
Tryon gets one step closer to honoring the legendary soul singer; the Historic Resources Commission honors local champions; and more area arts news.
Kenilworth residents honor George Gibson
For more than 35 years, George Gibson has volunteered to help maintain the South Asheville Cemetery. In appreciation of his dedication, community members recently named a creek in his honor.
Asheville reflects on the legacy of slavery
Across Asheville, community members are honoring and reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in England’s North American colonies in 1619.
Stones and bones: Volunteers help resurrect local African-American history
A revitalized volunteer push is underway to rescue Western North Carolina’s oldest known African-American cemetery from the ravages of neglect and obscurity. The effort includes a new website that features an interactive map of the cemetery and a digital guide to each of its graves.