City of Asheville Celebrates Black History Month

Asheville, NC – Here is the schedule for City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department events celebrating February as Black History Month! All events are free and the public is invited. For information on any of these events contact the centers listed below.

Saturday, February 7– 5:00-8:00pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex

Dinner and a Movie, viewing Freedom Writers.

Come enjoy an educational film portrayal of African American culture.

The Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex is located at 121 Shiloh Road.  For information contact (828) 274-7739 or


Friday, February 13– 6:00-8:00pm

Burton Street Recreation Center

Poetry Slam

Come celebrate Black History Month with live poetry.

The Burton Street Recreation Center is located at 134 Burton Street. For information contact (828) 254-1942 or


Saturday, February 21 – 6:00-7:30pm

Montford Recreation Center

Drum Circle: “The Rhythm of African American History”

Learn the history of drumming and what it means to the African American Culture. Bring a drum or try one available at the center.

The Montford Recreation Center is located at 34 Pearson Drive. For more information contact (828) 253-3714 or



Saturday, February 28 – 1:00-3:00pm

Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center

Inspirational presentations about the historical Asheville African-American community’s history and live entertainment inspired by African American culture.

The Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center is located at 285 Livingston Street.  For information contact (828) 259-5483 or