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“In September 1923, a white woman in Mitchell County, in the mountains of western North Carolina, reported that she had been raped by a black man. “Within hours, a white mob began rounding up black residents. Drinking whiskey and carrying guns, the mob marched their hostages to the train depot, stopped a southbound train and […]

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“Why the recurring preoccupation with [Black Mountain College], a short-lived, unaccredited school at the back of beyond, which never had enough students to pay its way? It could be the school’s believe-it-or-not story and how, the more you learn about it, the more unlikely it seems…. “Between Black Mountain and most of today’s universities (and […]

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