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Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

James E. Ferguson II was a student at Stephens-Lee High School when he first started fighting for civil rights in the 1950s.

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Hundreds of residents attended a Wednesday night meeting to vent their anger.

by March 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Civil rights movement leader Lewis Brandon headlines program

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Civil rights movement leader Lewis Brandon headlines program

Also, the cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement will speak in Asheville later this week, and more.

by January 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Activist Bree Newsome dis-invited to Asheville Middle School appearance

Also, the Magnetic Theatre has ousted its artistic director, and much more.

by September 26, 2017 8 comments Asheville News
News obit: Asheville activist Minnie Jones, a force against racism and poverty, dies

News obit: Asheville activist Minnie Jones, a force against racism and poverty, dies

Jones integrated Asheville public housing by becoming the first black person to live at the formerly all-white Pisgah View Apartments.

by February 11, 2015 2 comments Asheville News