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Henderson County News

N.C. agency hosting program on researching slave records

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People can discover records of enslavement across North Carolina through the People Not Property project and a virtual presentation 1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, offered as part of the Friends of the Archives annual meeting.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | African-American history

Henderson County News

City's diversity consultant to host listening sessions

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The city of Hendersonville and a consultant diversity, equity and inclusion consultant will host community listening sessions Monday and Wednesday "to amplify and support the experiences and identities" of members of the public, the city announced.   Read Story »

Tags: race | LGBTQ | African-American history | Latinos | black lives matter | racial equality | diversity | Gay Pride | DEI

Henderson County News

First Avenue home listed in 'Negro Motorist Green Book' to get historic marker

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A residence on First Avenue West that welcomed African-American travelers during segregation will get a historic marker recognizing its significance in local black history.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | black history | Jim Crow

Henderson County News

New initiative aims to recruit teachers of color

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The Henderson County Education Foundation has launched a new scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity in the county school system’s teaching workforce.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | teachers | black lives matter | diversity | equity and inclusion

Henderson County News

Dena King sworn in as U.S. attorney for western N.C.

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Dena J. King was officially sworn in today as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | U.S. Attorney Western N.C. | U.S. Attorney Dena King

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Investing more in policing would save black lives

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RALEIGH — One of the best ways to save black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to increase funding for North Carolina police departments and sheriffs.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | black lives matter | police

Henderson County Life

Community celebrates Juneteenth with folk tales and food

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Around 25 people listened to Ronnie Pepper dramatize an African-Caribbean fable about Anansi and the Snake Saturday while others enjoyed pork barbecue, barbecued chicken and hot dog plates in the first Juneteenth celebration since the historic freedom from slavery remembrance became a national holiday.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | Melinda Lowrance | Ronnie Pepper | Juneteenth | black history | Star Lite Chapter #510 Order of the Eastern Star

Henderson County News

Ninth Avenue School celebration is today

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Hendersonville Middle School is inviting Ninth Avenue School alumni and their families to a drop-in “Ninth Avenue School Day” Community Celebration from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the middle school.   Read Story »

Tags: Ninth Avenue School | African-American history | black history

Henderson County News

MLK Jr. Unity program celebrates African American businesses, schools

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The 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration evolved to a virtual program this year with a video celebration honoring the civil rights leader and celebrating Hendersonville's community of color during Jim Crow segregation.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Ninth Avenue School | Sixth Avenue School | Martin Luther King Jr. | African-American history | James Pilgrim | Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Crowd marches in peaceful Juneteenth rally

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More than 200 people marched from Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Grove Street to the Historic Courthouse plaza Friday in a peaceful Juneteenth unity rally.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | African-American history | George Floyd death | Juneteenth

Henderson County News

Pat Jones, a leader in education, church and community, dies at 78

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Pat Jones would have loved the event in the Hendersonville Middle School library on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Ninth Avenue School | Community Foundation of Henderson County | African-American history