Buncombe County, N.C. was not considered the prime area for slave ownership in the traditional sense based on the lay of the land but because of tourism, slavery was alive and well …
Since its founding in 1893 as the Young Men's Institute, the YMI has been a hub of African-American culture in Asheville, NC. We are a multicultural center and serve all of Asheville's diverse communities with celebrations of culture and history.
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