1950 to 1970

1950 to 1970

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1950 to 1970

Black-owned Businesses 1950-1970

The period from 1950 through 1965 brought change to Henderson County. The transition from the injustices of segregation to the equal ...
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Brooklyn Community

Brooklyn was a vibrant community near Hendersonville’s old train depot.  It had a variety of Black-owned businesses before urban renewal ...
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Greenbook Guest House

The Landina Guest House was one of many Black-owned businesses that served the Black community in the days of segregation ...
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Ninth Avenue School Year Books

All 16 of the Yearbooks from the Ninth Avenue School are available at: https://lib.digitalnc.org/search?ln=en&rm=&ln=en&sf=year&so=a&rg=10&c=DigitalNC&of=hb&fti=0&fti=0&p=903%3AHendersonCountyPublicLibrary_091019_TKD_01903%3AHendersonCountyPublicLibrary_091019_TKD_01 - Search Results – DigitalNC ...
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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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Black Bottom’s Residents

Donald R. “Donnie” Parks, Hendersonville’s First African-American Chief of Police. Black Bottom The real estate bounded by Kanuga, Barnwell and ...
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The Society of Necessity / The Ninth Avenue School

The Society of Necessity's Oakdale Cemetery in East Flat Rock, Photo by the Black History Research Group The Ninth Avenue ...
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Kathleen Featherstone Williams

Kathleen Featherstone Williams is a member of the Featherstone Clan and a native of Asheville, N.C. She was born on November ...
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Union Grove Baptist Church

Union Grove Baptist Church

The Union Grove Baptist Church of Hendersonville, N.C., was organized as a congregation in 1909, first meeting in the homes ...
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Pre-School Education – Eula B. Owens Play School

The Eula B. Owens Play School was opened in 1955 and named in honor of a woman who taught at ...
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