“The African American community, in cooperation with UNC Asheville, has established a charter school, the P.E.A.K. Academy, which is specifically designed and staffed to give poor Black and other minority children a fair shot at a quality education.”
“In August 1969, members of this legacy class walked through the school’s doors under the iconic spire as sophomores, the initial starting class in the history of the new, consolidated Asheville High.”
“Asheville City Schools owes a debt to the African American community. This debt must be paid forward; Stephens-Lee faculty offer a model.”
On Tuesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., local historians and Stephens-Lee alumni will present A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee.
Asheville and Buncombe County high school students got actively involved in various war-time efforts upon America’s entry into World War II.
Beginning this year, various local nonprofits will leverage grants from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to renovate and reconfigure the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, the YMI Cultural Center and the Del Cardo building.
“It would make a historical and moving work about a critical time in Asheville’s history and also be an inspiring statement that could be a teaching lesson for the whole city.”
As Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary, longtime pastor Rev. Charles E. Mosley, Sr. reflects on changes in the historically African-American East End neighborhood where the church is located.
Catholic Hill School — Asheville’s first school building constructed to serve the African-American community — was built in 1892. The three-story brick building held classes for students in the first through ninth grades. On Friday, Nov. 16, 1917, the school’s furnace malfunctioned. Fire consumed the building, and seven students perished in the flames. In 1923, Stephens-Lee […]