Community Groups

Community Groups

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Henry Simmons, President of the Society of Necessity, Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection

Community Groups

The Kingdom of Happy Land

Freed slaves founded the Kingdom of Happy Land in the 1870’s near today’s Lake Summit. With money they earned as ...
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Black Bottom

The people of Black Bottom in southern Hendersonville had a community group to govern and police the neighborhood to avoid ...
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MLK Unity Breakfast

Hendersonville’s annual Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast promotes understanding, collaboration and unity. https://www.cfhcforever.org/impact-insights/funds-in-focus/mlk-unity ...
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The Kingdom of the Happy Land

From A Brief History of the Black Presence in Henderson County by Gary Franklin Green Throughout the history of Henderson ...
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The Society of Necessity

While the Kingdom of the Happy Land was realizing its commitment to communal living in south Henderson County, in what ...
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The Community Council

In the early 1960's Henderson County's Community Council successfully pressed for the desegregation of schools and other reforms. Excerpt from ...
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