Black Mountain in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Separate, Not Equal
This depot still stands here today and conformed to plans from the Southern Railway's Washington office, which mandated two waiting rooms, one "White' and one "Colored."
Until the mid-1960s, depots and passenger cars in the South were segregated. "Colored" facilities were typically smaller and offered fewer amenities.
Passengers gather at the Black Mountain Depot around 1930. The "White" waiting room sign is over the door at the top left.
Erected by The Old Depot Association & Gallery, Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund and Swannanoa Valley Museum & Library Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 35° 36.936′ N, 82° 19.213′ W. Marker is in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Sutton Ave, Black Mountain NC 28711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Comings and Goings (here, next to this marker); Slavery by Another Name (here, next to this marker); The Center of It All (here, next to this marker); Up to Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); Hustle and Bustle (here, next to this marker); The Town of Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); George Winslow Whittington (a few steps from this marker); The Old Depot Association (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black Mountain.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.