Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Photo Credit: Old fieldstone headstone in African American section of Mill Creek Cemetery. Photo by Henderson County Black History Research Group Cemeteries

Black-owned Busineses

Black-owned Busineses

Photo Credit: Pilgram Funeral Home, Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection Black-owned Businesses Hendersonville had Black entrepreneurs who worked hard and owned their own businesses Black-owned Businesses 1865-1900 While there were a few skilled African-American tradesmen in the years after the Civil War, most Blacks were farmers.  READ MORE Black-owned 

Cultural Life

Cultural Life

Photo Credit: The Tams Band, Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection Cultural Life

Food Life

Food Life

Photo Credit: Menu from the Landina Guest House Hendersonville’s Green Book Guest House, Courtesy of Melinda Lowrance Food Life

School Life

School Life

Photo Credit: Irma Mills and her students from the Green Mountain School, Fruitland. Courtesy of Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library School Life

Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Photo Credit: Photo by Black History Research Committee of Henderson County Spiritual Life

1970 – Present

1970 – Present

Photo Credit: 1970 Basketball Stars – Four members of this Hendersonville High School JV team went on to win the State Championship in 1972 Photo Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection After 1970

1865 to 1900

1865 to 1900

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection 1865 to 1900

Before 1865

Before 1865

Photo Credit: Slave Cabin at Connemara Plantation, Courtesy of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Before 1865