Black Mountain College


“Black Mountain produced some of America’s most profound innovators in education, science, social work, architecture, urban planning, psychiatry, history, politics, on and on. To research a Black Mountain College alumnus is to stumble upon greatness. They became citizens of blazing social consciousness and engagement who put to daily practice what John Andrew Rice imagined for his new college’s students back in 1933: ‘inner freedom in judgment and action.’” - Joseph Bathanti, Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University 

*All historical images are Courtesy of the Western Regional Archives.