Honoring our Past
For years, the graves of over 160 African-Americans laid in the open field below Old Boone Cemetery behind Appalachian State University’s Cone Residence Hall unknown and mostly forgotten. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Junaluska Heritage Association, Appalachian’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Town of Boone and many others throughout the Appalachian Community, the bodies resting there will be honored by a single marker, slated to be unveiled Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. The public is invited and I hope to see you there.
Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor