Resources

Resources

Photo Credit: 1996 History of African Americans in Henderson County Prepared by The Black History Research Committee of Henderson County Resources

Communities

Communities

Photo Credit: Map Drawn by Debbi Pridmore Communities

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

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

Community Groups

Community Groups

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

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

Work Life

Work Life

Photo Credit: James Roberts, Skyland Hotel Cook, 1930 Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection Work 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