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Hood Huggers International Hood Tours

Asheville, NC 28806
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Honoring Asheville’s Black History

A perfect educational opportunity to learn about and experience the rich legacy of Asheville’s... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
centering
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Great tour and educational

My daughter and her friend took this tour while I was in a conference. I was looking for something... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
efempoweringlives
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Hood Tours: Art Driving Social Change History. Art. Poetry. Music. Community green spaces. Vivid voices. Grassroots initiatives. The past, present, and future of African-Americans in Asheville is a story of resilience. Learn about this powerful story on Hood Tours. Explore Asheville's historically African- American neighborhoods with artist, poet and visionary DeWayne Barton in our 9-passenger van. Hood Tours is an intimate, interactive experience that is guaranteed to leave you looking at this mountain town with new eyes. Hood Tours is a social enterprise that provides opportunities for young people while helping to spark more grassroots economic development in these resilient communities. We also offer walking tours. Hoodhuggers.com
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect educational opportunity to learn about and experience the rich legacy of Asheville’s black community .... the persistent contributions of its leaders and visionaries in the face of harsh discrimination and Jim Crow laws. Dewayne Barton is an historian, an educator, and most of...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

My daughter and her friend took this tour while I was in a conference. I was looking for something they could do in Asheville while I was busy with work. The girls are 12 and 13, we dropped them off and picked them up. The...More

Thank efempoweringlives
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We're so glad to hear this! Thank you.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Mom and I were impressed with the knowledge and sincerity with which the owner shared. We were driven to areas of Asheville unknown to us and learned of the racial divide still in place today. So many questions and not enough answers. If you truly...More

Thank Beth M
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much, glad it was meaningful for you.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Dwayne puts a lot of information in this 1/2 tour. We learned about the history of Asheville as well as current events in Asheville. We were fortunate to have locals on the tour who added insight into local dynamics. Dwayne welcomed open discussion and this...More

Thank Burrell2
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Dewayne Baron is a man of vision with such a positive attitude that even the tough history of Asheville is presented with an outlook of hope. This tour is a must for people who really want to learn about Asheville's history from a vantage point...More

Thank bee50
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We appreciate the words of support!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Tourists and locals alike need to participate on this tour. Asheville was built by Black people yet one hardly sees them when walking or driving through the city. The erasure is spelled out by DeWayne, the poetic tour guide. As a Black southern woman this...More

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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We are humbled by your feedback, thank you.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is a great historical and educational tour. It's a lot of history about schools in Asheville before and after integration. We stopped by one church in the area. Most of the tour was viewing the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center (the gym for the school/the actual...More

1  Thank Celestine P
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Dewayne the tour guide is so knowledgeable and full of excitement. It was a pleasure to be on such a journey with him. My Daughter and I certainly enjoyed the tour.

1  Thank Delores B
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Yeah! Thanks!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Went to the Hood Huggers tour with my co-workers from the NC Arboretum. We all learned so much about Asheville's Black History, and had many questions answered by DeWayne. And, I think we all could have walked around for hours in the Burton Street Peace...More

Thank April H
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you, glad your team enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This tour is an incredible oral history full of overlooked and untold stories of the black community in Asheville. Powerful and poetic, a very revealing look at the rich legacy of black leadership in Asheville-through segregation, gentrification and urban renewal over the last 150 years....More

Thank Stephanie J
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HoodHuggersIntl, Public Relations Manager at Hood Huggers International Hood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We appreciate it!

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We just claimed our listing here, sorry we did not see this sooner. You can reserve tickets to Hood Tours through our website. Peace!
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