Community Groups

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Photo Credit: Henry Simmons, President of the Society of Necessity, Courtesy of Hortence Potts

Community Groups

The Kingdom of Happy Land

Freed slaves founded the Kingdom of Happy Land in the 1870’s near today’s Lake Summit. With money they earned as ...
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Black Bottom – Hidden History of Henderson County, NC

The people of Black Bottom in southern Hendersonville had a community group to govern and police the neighborhood to avoid ...
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MLK Unity Breakfast

Hendersonville’s annual Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast promotes understanding, collaboration and unity. https://www.cfhcforever.org/impact-insights/funds-in-focus/mlk-unity ...
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The Kingdom of the Happy Land

Throughout the history of Henderson County no other chapter is perhaps so intriguing and yet so veiled in mystery as the ...
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The Society of Necessity

While the Kingdom of the Happy Land was realizing its commitment to communal living in south Henderson County, in what ...
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The Community Council

In the early 1960's Henderson County's Community Council successfully pressed for the desegregation of schools and other reforms. Excerpt from ...
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Kwanzaa in Hendersonville Article

Some African American families in Henderson county are starting to celebrate Kwanzaa, a unique African-American celebration that focuses on the ...
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