1900 to 1950

1900 to 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Roscoe Dausuel, 1919
Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection

1900 to 1950

Between 1900 and 1970 local African-Americans owned businesses such as cafes, laundries, sweet shops, beauty shops, guest houses, a taxi service, a mortuary and a paving company.

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 ...
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Flat Rock Blacksmith

John Markley and his sons were well-known African-American blacksmiths in Flat Rock from 1877 until the early 1900’s.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20130217/News/606022456/HT ...
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An Early Electrician

Robert Quinn wired local theaters and churches in the 1930’s.  This interview with his wife was done in 1939 through ...
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Chauffeurs and Merry Garden Casino

Henderson County’s licensed chauffeurs included several African Americans like Fred Potts.  The Merry Garden Casino in Flat Rock attracted nationally ...
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Black-owned Businesses 1900-1950

1900-1920 By 1910, 46 Blacks owned at least 30 acres of land with three of these farmers owning 100 acres ...
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St. Paul Tabernacle AME Zion Church

St. Paul Tabernacle AME Zion Church. Founded in 1878, St. Paul is one of the oldest African American churches in ...
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Education in Henderson County From 1865 Until 1916

Although in theory Black schools were supposed to be equal to White schools, in reality they never received adequate funding ...
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The Sixth Avenue School

Although its resources were limited, the Sixth Avenue School had dedicated teachers. The school also served as a African-American community ...
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Principal John Marable

John Marable was an innovative principal who instituted sports teams and a marching band, and led the transition from the ...
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