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Reclaiming Some Of Asheville’s Forgotten History

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In this episode of The Waters & Harvey Show, we talk about forgotten history, and why it gets forgotten. Our co-host Dr. Darin Waters helped reclaim a piece of Asheville's forgotten history when he and Citizen Times reporter Joel Burgess went looking for the grave of the city's first Black elected official. Hear the story of Newton Shepard and the quest to find where he's buried in Riverside Cemetery in this episode.

Duncan Fowler joined Blue Ridge Public Radio in April of 2016. He is a member of the Tech team that helps keep Blue Ridge Public Radio on the air.