Community Input Sessions: African American Heritage Trail Online Survey and more

Wed, Sep 15
YMI Community Impact Center
(828) 257-4540

African American Heritage Trail Project

Be a Part of Creating Asheville’s
African American Heritage Trail

On display at the YMI Community Impact Center for the month of September 2021, drop in to view a collection of historical stories featuring unsung heroes and underrecognized achievements and contributions by the Black community in Asheville that may become part of the Heritage Trail.

This collection is presented to the community as part of the research for the Heritage Trail project, and is intended to honor, inform and inspire awareness of local Black heritage.

The community is invited to share feedback through an online survey. Read below for additional options for reviewing the collection of stories and completing the survey.



View the story panels at the YMI’s Community Impact Center, 39 S Market St, Asheville, NC

  • Saturday, Sept. 4, during Goombay Festival
  • Sunday, Sept. 5, during Goombay Festival
  • Saturday, Sept. 11, during Sankofa Market
  • Saturday, Sept. 18, during Sankofa Market

Via Zoom

Sign up to attend a Virtual Viewing Session via Zoom with Researcher Flo Jaques

  • Monday, Sept. 13, 7 – 8 p.m. >>Register
  • Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 – 11 a.m. >>Register
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 -7 p.m. >>Register

Independent Online Review

View the story collection and complete the survey at your own pace.

Please allow 15 – 25 minutes to review the stories and complete the survey. See information below to get started.


Additionally, if you are interested in hosting your own session to review the story collection and take the survey either at the YMI or via Zoom, please contact Pat Kappes at [email protected]  for scheduling.