Darin J. Waters, Ph.D.

African Americans in WNC and southern appalachia Conference

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


The 4th Annual African Americans in WNC Conference was held on October 19, 20 and 21 at the YMI Cultural Center and on the campus of the UNC Asheville. The theme was "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Every year, the conference offers scholars and the community an opportunity to address the African American experience in Southern Appalachia, both past and present. It provides a forum to engage on the vital issues facing Appalachian communities of color. In addition to African American history, the 2017 conference highlighted research from UNC Asheville's State of Black Asheville classes, as well as examples of current day community resilience.

Stay tuned for information about the 2018 conference, which will be held on October 18- 20. More details at aawnc.unca.edu