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TBT: Four historic African-American entrepreneurs in Asheville, N.C.

TBT: Four historic African-American entrepreneurs in Asheville, N.C.

Ask many people about the history of entrepreneurship + development here in Asheville, and some familiar names come to mind – George Vanderbilt , E.W. Grove , Rafael Guastavino , Douglas Ellington . But many community founders and entrepreneurs of color also left lasting legacies, even though there is far less written about them . Today and in honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting four African-American entrepreneurs + movers and shakers in the 828 – who left their mark on cultural centers , the local tourism industry , agriculture , sports , and even entire neighborhoods . Read […]

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