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Love Above All: Sixty Years in the Theatre and Beyond
Beverly Ohler is the author of five books, several of which are for sale at the Warren Wilson Campus Store. Those that are available for purchase online are linked below:
- Remembering: Stories from My Life – not available online
- The Warren Wilson College Theatre: Recollections, Stories, Information (2016)
A century of plays
- For the Love of Animals: Stories from the Mother of a Veterinarian (2011) – not available online
- Sweet Sue: Adventures in New York City (2010)
Stories for children of many ages.
- They Faithfully Led the Way (2010)
Remembering those who came before and helped create Warren Wilson College, with writing by Frederick & Beverly Ohler.
Turning Education Inside-Out: WWC Students and Incarcerated Students Share Courses at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
- Inside-Out Program, Warren Wilson College
- Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
- Laughing Gull Foundation
A grant from the Laughing Gull Foundation has made the Inside-Out Program at Warren Wilson possible.
- Warren Wilson undergrads, inmates come together in the classroom
The Warren Wilson College Inside-Out Program was featured in the Mountain Xpress.
Navigating the Metaphorical Dark: Dialogue Across Difference
- Free Speech & Inclusion on Campus: A Discussion Guide
Guide for a group deliberative dialogue from The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University, used for the January 2018 Deliberative Dialogue held at Warren Wilson College.
- North Carolina Campus Compact
Deliberative Dialogue training
- National Issues Forum: “The Changing World of Work” Issue Guide
Downloadable guide for a group deliberative dialogue
- President Lynn M. Morton’s Announcement Day Speech
Video and transcript of President Morton’s Announcement Day Speech
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Spirit of Excellence: A New Vision for Athletics
Spirits in the Absence of Stones: Restoring Western North Carolina’s Oldest Public African American Cemetery
- Google Earth & GIS Map
To use the Global Information Systems (GIS) map that students and alumni created, you will need to read the instructions, download the linked KML file, and also download and install Google Earth. See details at the website linked above. To use the map at the cemetery, you will need to install Google Earth on your mobile device and download the KML file as well.
- Original Archeology Crew Sounding Map
- Stories Beneath: Uncovering the South Asheville Cemetery
Documentary film produced by Nadia Marti ’16 and Gabrielle Holodnak ’17 for the Documentary Film course with Professors Heather Stewart Harvey and Jeffrey Keith. Interviews included: George Gibson & George Taylor, Olivia Metz, Ellen Pearson.
- “South Asheville Colored Cemetery, 1840-1943” – Oral History Collection
Oral history recordings about the South Asheville Cemetery collected at the University of North Carolina – Asheville.
- Reenactment of the Slave Narative of Sarah Gudger
Sarah Gudger was born into slavery in Buncombe County. Freed after the Civil War, there are conflicting records of her death. She may be buried in the South Asheville Cemetery in an unmarked grave (she lived at the time of her death on Dalton Street), or she may be buried in Swannanoa (where her former owners lived). Sarah Gudger’s Narrative was transcribed by the Federal Writers Project Slave Narratives of 1937. This audio reenactment features actress Becky Stone. The original 1937 transcript can be found here.
- Forever Free: Slave Ownership Records for Buncombe County
In recent years, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds has undergone a massive initiative to digitize the slave deed records kept by the county. “The Register of Deeds Office presents these records in an effort to help remember our past so we will never again repeat it.”
- South Asheville Cemetery Association
This website for the association was created by Warren Wilson College students in the 2014 Appalachian Semester. On it, you can find more information, history, maps, videos, articles, and many other resources.
- Using Google Earth to Document Slave History – NPR
Dr. Jeffrey Keith was interviewed about the South Asheville Cemetery by Audie Cornish, host of Tell Me More on NPR. Listen to the segment.
- Stones and Bones: Volunteers Help Resurrect Local African-American History
Jake Frankel ’02 wrote this feature about the South Asheville Cemetery restoration efforts in the Mountain Xpress.
- For the Forgotten African-American Dead
This New York Times article by Brian Palmer mentions the South Asheville Cemetery as one of the rare “success stories.”
Watch the Milepost One video to see a glimpse of the impact that WWC scholarships can have!