Originally the Young Men's Institute, established back in 1893, the YMI building has now become the YMI Cultural Center. ... More
YMI Cultural Center (The)
Originally the Young Men's Institute, established back in 1893, the YMI building has now become the YMI Cultural Center. The center's main focus is on three program areas: the Cultural Arts, Economic Development and Community Education. Some of their biggest events include the Goombay Festival, a Kwanzaa Celebration and a Soul Food Dinner Theater. Hoping to build a stronger community with its emphasis on the cultural heritage of the area and through artistic expression, the center offers many exhibits for viewing.
In a city like Asheville ,one can wounder do people of color live are just work in Asheville ? On going reseach has shown me that the now downtown area was once apond a time a strong community.
Yes it's heyday has past but the YMI and WRES are places that still remind us the present of people of color.
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