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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 

Theo Mackie Sings Precious Lord

Theo Mackie Sings Precious Lord

Theo Mackie’s family first came to Hendersonville from Florida as migrant workers in the 1960’s. They spent winters in Hendersonville but spent much of the year traveling from Florida to New York to work in the fields picking fruits and vegetables. This travel schedule limited 

The Contemporary First Missionary Baptist Church – We need your Spirit

The Contemporary First Missionary Baptist Church – We need your Spirit

A video of a song from The Contemporary First Missionary Baptist Church. Click here to listen!  

Black Lives and Whitened Stories

An extensive new look at the lives of African Americans who worked at Rock Hill/Connemara and the White families who owned and employed them.  Prepared for the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site by the National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/carl/learn/historyculture/upload/508_CARL-HRS.pdf

James Fisher at Connemara

James Fisher worked at Connemara as a valet and chauffeur for the Smyth family in the early 1900’s. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/black-history.htm

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association A fourteen-acre assembly ground with eleven buildings in East Flat Rock provided a training and social venue for members of African-American Missionary Baptist churches from Henderson, Buncombe and Transylvania counties.   From A Brief History of the Black Presence in 

East Flat Rock Community Map

East Flat Rock Community Map

Spartanburg Highway to West Blue Ridge at light turn right, cross RR tracks. On the left is Jody Street, B Street, Ferndale Street then left onto Roper Road. Turn left onto Valentine Street. Mine gap Road is right off Roper Road. Down Mine Gap Road, 

Mr. Walter Allman, The Gentleman Custodian

The Henderson County Education Foundation inducted eight honorees into the Education Foundation Hall of Fame on April 26, 2007, at the Hendersonville Country Club. The inductees were from diversified backgrounds – teachers, principals, a bus supervisor, an attorney, a custodian. But they shared one trait. 

Welcome to the Homer Davis Cafe

After all the parties were over and the theater show long closed, the place to be on a Saturday night was that sizzling little juke joint around the corner on Ashe Street. Next door to Sister Babe’s. It was just the right place to shed 

Black Gold

Sometimes it’s hard to believe the changes of modernization through the years. It now seems unreal to have driven cars without air conditioning, without heat, no CD changer. Guys, remember sneaking your mom’s best bedspread to cover the car’s front seat to go on a date because of sharp