Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hood Huggers

A friend organized a tour yesterday, it was in Asheville, but not your typical city tour.  This tour was through Hood Huggers and it was an informative tour.  I am mentioning it here on my blog because I have friends in Asheville and the surrounding area and this is well worth the money spent.  The tour guide, DeWayne, talks about the African American history of Asheville, from Slavery on through the civil rights movement and into today, what is going on the African American community today, community developement and the grass roots effort to revitalize this area and see continued growth.  All the while driving you around the area.

It is a history of Asheville I had not heard before and seeing the people and places made it that much more interesting.  So if you have a few hours I would highly recommend taking this unique tour of a city you have probably already fallen in love with.

Here is DeWayne and his poetry:

If you are interested in one of these Hood Huggers tours just sign up and go!  You will not be disappointed.  "Driving tours run most Thursdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm, or by appointment for groups of 5 – 9 people. Unless otherwise noted, tours begin at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue. "

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