JUNALUSKA SPEAKS, Oral history of one of Appalachia’s oldest black communities published

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BOONE, NC Located on the hill leading up to Boone’s iconic Howard’s Knob mountaintop, Junaluska is one of the oldest continuously occupied African American communities in western North Carolina. The little community began to take root in Boone, adjacent to the downtown area, in the years following the Civil War. Junaluska has endured there ever since, although many in the area remain unaware of its existence. Generations have called…

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