The Transylvania Times -

By Jane Warth
Special To The Times 

Display Celebrates Thriving Black Community


The Uplift Club was one of the first service clubs for black women.

A picture is worth a thousand words. This month the display area of the Transylvania County Library celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of photographs of life in Transylvania County’s African American community in the 1930s – the people, businesses, community life, churches, schools, societies and basketball teams.

The theme of the display is “Perseverance, Strength and Faith: The African American Experience in Transylvania County” and will be part of the featured exhibit at the Transylvania Heritage Museum’s opening on Feb. 18.

Designed by Edith Darity, it inclu...

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