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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 Life

MLK Unity Breakfast honors Ninth and Sixth Avenue school alumni

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast on Monday will highlight and honor alumni and faculty of Hendersonville’s Ninth Avenue and Sixth Avenue schools, which served as a beacon for the education of black Americans and as regional community centers from 1916 to 1965.   Read Story »

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr. | civil rights | Ronnie Pepper