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Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies

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147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States

Second floor of Renfro Library.

February 2019

Appalachian Evenings: Stories of the Snowbird Day School

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States
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Stories of the Snowbird Day School

ᏚᏗᏱ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎤᏂᏃᎮᎸᏅᎢ (Stories of the Snowbird Day School) The Snowbird Day School evolved from Quaker-led initiatives in the late 19th century to educate young Cherokee Indians living in Tuti yi, a Native community in Western North Carolina. By the early 20th century, the school was administered by the federal government via the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and as with most federally-run schools for Native students, it sought to assimilate Indian youth into white, Anglophone culture. Over the course of…

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Unveiling Our Treasures: Cooperative Marketing and the Changing Industrial Landscape of Early 20th Century Southern Appalachia

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States
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Unveiling Our Treasures - Marketing

Join Hart-Melvin Archival Research Fellows Professor Jonathan R. Brown and student Hannah McCormick as they give us a glimpse into life in Southern Appalachia and the changing industrial landscape of the United States. Their research has focused on using early 20th century Southern Appalachia as a case study to explore the impact of cooperative marketing and antitrust exemption. Professor Brown, with support from McCormick, has produced an article that uses real-world examples from US history as an undergraduate introduction to…

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March 2019

Appalachian Evenings: African American Appalachian Community

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States
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Appalachian Evenings

Liberia, South Carolina: an African American Appalachian community The talk presents the story of a community of African Americans in northern Pickens County, South Carolina. Descendants of freed slaves obtaining land in 1865, the community persists largely through the efforts of Mable Owens Clarke, the family matriarch. The story chronicles five generations of the Owens family and their neighbors, describing their struggles through slavery, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the desegregation of the state. By using ethnographic interviews and…

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April 2019

Appalachian Evenings: Cherokee Arts and Crafts

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States
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The Evolution of Cherokee Arts and Crafts Tonya E. Carroll will talk about the evolution of Cherokee arts and crafts and the history of Qualla arts and crafts in conjunction with the Ramsey Center’s display of Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition & Innovation (on loan from Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center). Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., was founded in Cherokee, NC, in 1946, and is the oldest Native American artists’ cooperative in the United States. The legendary…

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Shiloh: A Historic African American Community in Asheville

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill,NC28754United States
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Shiloh

Shiloh: A Historic African American Community in Asheville Around Here: Anita White-Carter and Bobbette Kilgore Mays The Shiloh Community, originally established circa 1865-1870, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited African American communities in the Asheville Area.  This talk will explore the community’s origins on a small parcel of land in the area of present day Biltmore Estate and its relocation in 1889 to the current location in South Asheville. The talk will also focus on Shiloh’s relationship to the…

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