Past Meetup

"Black History in the Making: Living in Tuskegee and Alabama 1963-73"

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Every 3rd Sunday of the month

Asheville Friends Meeting House

227 Edgewood Road · Asheville, NC

How to find us

Go north on Merrimon Avenue to Edgewood. Turn left on Edgewood. The Meeting House is on the right side of the street in the second block after Merrimon. We will be in the large meeting room on the first floor.

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"Black History in the Making: Living in Tuskegee and Alabama[masked]" will be presented by Donna Lisle Burton of Fairview, NC at the Sunday, February 16th meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville, 2:00-3:30 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in North Asheville (off Merrimon Avenue near UNCA).

Burton will share her observations and involvement in History in the making during her 10 years living in the the Montgomery and Tuskegee areas. Burton is a retired special education teacher, having taught at all levels of special education, from pre-school through graduate school. Although she was born and raised in Ohio, she lived in Alabama, specifically Montgomery and Tuskegee from 1963 to 1973. She was a professor and head of the Special Education at Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) for the 9 year period from 1964 – 1973. She will share her experiences of living there during those tumultuous years of great civil rights unrest, activities and advancements Occurring in those years.

There will be a discussion period following the presentation. Following the meeting, there will be time for informal conversation. All are welcome!