The Transylvania Times -

Display Spotlights Local Black History


February 18, 2011

The Transylvania County Improvement Organization display is featured at the county library. The book "Reflections — TCIO Celebrates 40 Years of Community Service" is a central part of the display, along with several photographs. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)

Written for The Times

By Jane Worth

As part of Black History Month, the Transylvania County Improvement Organization (TCIO) is presenting a display at the Transylvania County Library.

The display is of artifacts from TCIO's 40th Anniversary celebration in July, 2000 that honored the rich history and tradition of the black experience in Transylvania County.

Founded in 1960, TCIO works to build coalitions among the county's black and white communities, as well as fostering economic, educational, political and civic opportunities for local black citizens.

Central to the display is a publicatio...

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