The Martin Luther King Association works each year with the YWCA of Asheville in support of its Stand Against Racism program. MLK’s Stand Against Racism 2016 activity celebrated the legacy of African American teachers in WNC with special presentations at Stephens-Lee Center on April 29.
This year’s Stand Against Racism, in conjunction with the Stephens-Lee Alumni Association, focused on “Celebrating the Legacy of African American Education Pioneers.” Held Friday, April 29, at the Stephens-Lee Center–the Castle on the Hill in Asheville’s historic East End–the program presented panel discussions on:
• Early African American Educators
• the Legacy of Isaac Dickson
• the Legacy of Lucy Herring
• the History of Stephens-Lee & other Feeder Schools
• the First African American Students at Mars Hill College