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120 Years of Black Culture in Asheville

  • Aired: 08/11/2013
  • 26:46
  • Rating: NR
Asheville's YMI Cultural Center celebrates 120 years since it opened in 1893 as The Young Men's Institute. Founded by African Americans Isaac Dickson and Dr. Edward Stephens and funded by George Vanderbilt, it housed a kindergarten, adult schools, a library, drugstore, doctor's offices, swimming pool and more. Historian Dr. Darrin Waters and YMI Director Sharon West share its history.
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120 year "Young Men's Institute" was funded by George Vanderbilt but founded by Blacks.
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