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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Hundreds march, chant in peaceful protest downtown

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Hundreds of people of all ages listened to speakers call for justice for black Americans, chanted the names of black people who have died in police custody, held signs calling for civil rights and marched four blocks along Main Street from City Hall to the Historic Courthouse in a peaceful protest on a sunny Saturday afternoon.   Read Story »

Tags: civil rights | George Floyd death | Shiauna Ledbetter

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City prepares for Unite for Peace event Saturday

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Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake said Friday he is expecting a demonstration Saturday over the death of George Floyd to be peaceful but is preparing for any efforts by "detractors" that could "hijack" the event.   Read Story »

Tags: police use of force | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death

Henderson County News

City leaders condemn "inexcusable police violence" in George Floyd death

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The city of Hendersonville issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon "condeming the inexcusable police violence exhibited in the tragic death of George Floyd" and expressing support for a "push for accountability."   Read Story »

Tags: race | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Demonstrators stage peaceful protest over George Floyd death

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While protests across the nation have rocked cities with tension and violence, demonstrators in Hendersonville staged a peaceful display to show their concern over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.   Read Story »

Tags: civil rights | black lives matter

Henderson County News

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