Several hundred students from Asheville-area schools gathered in front of the Vance Monument before marching to Pack Square Park on Friday, April 20, in protest of gun violence and support of gun law reform. The rally, organized by student leaders from Odyssey High School, was part of a nationwide student walkout on the anniversary of […]
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Tuesday History: The 1969 Asheville High School walkout, as recalled by Roger Ball
In 1969, Roger Ball was a senior at Asheville High School. He was also the school’s photographer. Before the walkout occured, Ball was asked by Principal Clark Pennell to capture the day’s events on his camera.
Tuesday History: Newspaper coverage of the Asheville High walkout, 1969
On Monday, September 29, 1969 at 9:15 a.m., around 200 African-American students walked out of Asheville High School.