Mother’s Words of Wisdom

Mother’s Words of Wisdom       Every shut eye ain’t sleeping.           Mrs. Olivia McMinn    Sin will take you further than you want to go,     Keep you longer than you want to stay,         Cost you more than you 

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 

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

Community Groups

Community Groups

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