The tour kicked off at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, former High School for African Americans in WNC, with a rich history, which Hood Huggers Founder and Tour Guide DeWayne Barton shared. Stephens Lee Recreation Center Hood Huggers Founder and Tour Guide DeWayne Barton leads participants through the Stephens Lee Recreation Center, where photos and historical panels formerly housed at UNCA share the stories of the former high school teachers and students. DeWayne Barton shares the history of ASCORE--the Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality After walking through the history of segregation and the effects of desegregation in Asheville, Barton takes participants outside to a small basketball court to talk about city development Tour participants load into the Hood Huggers bus to begin their journey to the Shiloh Community Center The Hood Huggers tour bus A young tour guide gives an overview of the history of the Shiloh grounds and neighborhoods as well as the community center. After leaving the Shiloh Community Center, the tour continues to the Edington Center, home of Green Opportunities. Tour participants listen in as Barton talks housing development The Hood Huggers International Green Book was created to highlight African American-owned organizations and businesses. Barton leads participants through the Edington Center Highland's Circle members gather together a moment post-tour.