Walking Trails Focus on Black History & Heritage
Brick by brick, James Vester Miller built many of Asheville's most remarkable structures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The works of this once enslaved African American turned master mason can now be experienced first-hand thanks to a new self-guided walking trail developed by his granddaughter, Andrea Clark (see previous story). Recently, Explore Asheville worked with Clark to launch a digital version of the walking trail to further share Miller's accomplishments.
Meanwhile, the newly assembled Advisory Committee for another history trail – Asheville's African American Heritage Trail – will meet for the first time this month as the project continues to move forward, with plans for completion in 2023.