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MLK Unity Breakfast attendees honor Ninth Avenue School

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Members of the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembered the old Sixth Avenue and Ninth Avenue schools, 55 years after the last school bell marked the end of “separate but equal” racial segregation in Hendersonville schools.   Read Story »

Tags: Ninth Avenue School | Martin Luther King Jr. | civil rights

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

Henderson County News

Judge's order likely fatal for voter ID law this year

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Barring a successful and rapid appeal, North Carolina’s voter ID requirement for the March 2020 primary looks dead.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | civil rights | voter turnout | voter ID

Henderson County News

Event celebrates life and legacy of Nina Simone

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Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed “The Life and Legacy of Nina Simone” in North Carolina to commemorate the legacy of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | performing arts | civil rights | Nina Simone

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

William Barber bringing 'Poor People's' campaign to Hendersonville

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William Barber II, the civil rights activist who founded the Moral Majority movement, is bringing his national Poor People's Campaign to Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: NAACP | early voting | 2018 election | civil rights | voting rights