Black History Documentary to be Shown
Kim Wade, producer of Innervisions Theater Productions, will present a black history documentary, "Doing Business," on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Douglass Community Center, at 1185 West Pennsylvania Ave., in Southern Pines.
The cast members are residents of the West Southern Pines Community honoring and celebrating the history of West Southern Pines, formerly known as Jim Town, one of the first independent African-American townships in North Carolina and the East Coast.
They will share stories of more than 100 African-American owned and operated businesses in the West Southern Pines community, including the Pickford Sanitarium, the hospital for African-Americans in the 1920s, and R.C. Lawson Institute.
Larry Leslie, owner of Pine City Beauty and Barber Shop, will be honored for being the oldest of the few black-owned businesses still operating in West Southern Pines.
Opal Winchester Hawkins, author of "Pickford Sanitarium and R.C. Lawson Institute," will have a book signing during the event.
"We would love to see everyone attend this event," says a spokesman.
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