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Historic Resource Study African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Online: March, 2010

Read the study commissioned by the Blue Ridge Parkway (pdf) and conducted by Appalachian State University. According to Rebecca Jones, who conducted the ASU study, "One of the purposes for the study was to determine a place to have a marker acknowledging African Americans' contributions to the parkway." Those interested in the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway will find the study to be compelling reading.