Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal

African Americans arrived as slaves in Asheville, North Carolina, near the end of the 18th century, and since then they’ve played a role in the development of the… read more

African Americans arrived as slaves in Asheville, North Carolina, near the end of the 18th century, and since then they’ve played a role in the development of the city. In 2016, artist and activist DeWayne Barton began a company called Hood Tours, which visits various sites around Asheville that are significant to its African American history. Mr. Barton provided a tour of the city and discussed the impact of Asheville’s growth on its African American community.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Asheville, North Carolina, from March 17-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Program ID:
443278-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Apr 21, 2018 | 12:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 11, 2018 | 7:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Apr 21, 2018 | 12:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2018 | 5:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2018 | 2:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2018 | 4:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2018 | 7:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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