Playing the Game

…ooh Mar-r-y Mack, Mack, Mack…all dressed in black, black, black…with sil~ ver buttons, buttons, buttons… If you can finish that rhyme, you grew up in Brooklyn, probably not Green Meadows. If you’re now starting to sing the rhyme, then, oh yeah… you’re definitely from Brooklyn, or 

We Shall Overcome, a video recording by the Rev. Odell Suber Jr.

We Shall Overcome, a video recording by the Rev. Odell Suber Jr.

The Rev. Odell Suber Jr. made this heartfelt recording for Hendersonville’s 2021 Martin Luther King Day celebration. The faith-filled words of this iconic hymn which was important to the Civil Rights movement, took on new meaning for a community struggling with the death and disease 

Kwanzaa in Hendersonville Article

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 traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20051230/News/606079887/HT

Sandra Suber of Lanodell’s Hat Shop

Mrs. Sandra Suber provided the community with beautiful hats from her shop in Mills River. https://theurbannews.com/our-town/2017/my-story-my-journey/

Chauffeurs and Merry Garden Casino

Henderson County’s licensed chauffeurs included several African Americans like Fred Potts.  The Merry Garden Casino in Flat Rock attracted nationally known swing bands.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/lifestyle/20200207/beyond-banks-driving-fairfax-grinder-and-further-chauffeuring-trivia