African-American Oral Histories

Golden Side of the Tracks Trailer

Overtown was once the Harlem of the South, see more here: Golden Side of the Tracks

Enid Pinkney

Enid Pinkney discusses her life and Overtown history

Liberty City and the Destruction of an African-American Community

Residents and organizers discuss the history of Liberty City and what happened to it.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. discusses African-American empowerment at a meeting in Overtown in the 1950’s

Reverend Bobby Hill

Rev. Bobby Hill discusses growing up in Hendersonville, NC and the discrimination black people faced. 

Mud Creek Baptist Church Reconciliation

An historic event in Hendersonville, North Carolina when Mud Creek Baptist Church’s pastor, Reverend Greg Mathis apologized for past racism by the church in how it treated its black members.

Alma Avery

Alma Avery discusses living in Bat Cave, NC as a farmer and factory worker and the challenges she faced.