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"Black In Asheville"
Todd's simple question to himself, "Why aren't there more successful Black businessmen in Asheville, North Carolina?" led to his making this film.
Our Mission
The Wilma Dykeman Legacy is a non-profit organization that develops and sponsors diverse and inclusive talks, workshops, events, books, and other programs, products and services to sustain the core values for which Wilma Dykeman stood: environmental integrity, social justice, and the power of the written and spoken word.
Social Justice
Wilma Dykeman's Birthday Anniversary Celebration
at Black Wall Street AVL
"Kickoff GRINDfest with the Wilma Dykeman Birthday Anniversary and enjoy a week of events." -- J. Hackett
Start
Date:
May 18, 2024
End Date:
May 18, 2024
when:
1:00 - 4:00 PM
where:
8 River Arts Place
MAR photo - credit @annacaterinaphoto
Social Justice
Harlem Nights Casino
Presented by Black Wall Street AVL and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy
Step into the glitz and glamour of Harlem Nights Casino at GRINDFest! Join us for a dazzling evening of casino games, music, and entertainment.
Start
Date:
May 24, 2024
End Date:
May 24, 2024
when:
9:00 PM - Midnight
where:
AB Tech / Mission Health Conference Center
Casino Night poster
Environmental Integrity
Of Words and Water: The Story of Wilma Dykeman
by Shannon Hitchcock, with illustrations by Sophie Page
A picture-book biography for ages 6-8
Start
Date:
May 25, 2024
End Date:
when:
11:00 AM
where:
Wrong Way River Cabins, Asheville
Of Words and Water - book cover
Confronting the Silence
A Holocaust Survivor's Search for God
By Walter Ziffer
*$21.35
*no international shipping
No Work in the Grave
Life in the Toe River Valley
By Jo Ann Thomas Croom
$32.05
*no international shipping
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