Resources

Resources

We are fortunate to live in a community that is collaborating to share a wealth of resources, both written and photographic, about the experience of local African-Americans.  Additional materials that highlight the important role African-Americans have played in Henderson County are always welcome.   In 

Community Groups

Community Groups

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

Black-owned Businesses

Black-owned Businesses

Photo Credit: Pilgram Funeral Home, Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection

Cultural Life

Cultural Life

Photo Credit: The Tams Band, Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection Cultural Life

Food Life

Food Life

Photo Credit: Menu from the Landina Guest House Hendersonville’s Green Book Guest House, Courtesy of Melinda Lowrance Food Life

Work Life

Work Life

Photo Credit: James Roberts, Skyland Hotel Cook, 1930 Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection Work Life

School Life

School Life

Photo Credit: Irma Mills and her students from the Green Mountain School, Fruitland. Courtesy of Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library School Life

Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Photo Credit: Photo by Black History Research Committee of Henderson County Spiritual Life

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Photo Credit: Old fieldstone headstone in African American section of Mill Creek Cemetery. Photo by Henderson County Black History Research Group Cemeteries