Seventh Avenue District ‘rebrand’ ramping up, some inhabitants anxious record will be shed

Hendersonville officers are operating on options to “rebrand” the Seventh Avenue District, and some hope

Hendersonville officers are operating on options to “rebrand” the Seventh Avenue District, and some hope by means of that course of action a former community identity will be restored and African American background preserved.   

The district has historically consisted of African American communities, including Environmentally friendly Meadows, recognized till 1972 as Brooklyn. The name was adjusted when Hendersonville’s “urban renewal” undertaking in the 1960s and 1970s pushed residents out and leveled present residences, which were replaced with a very low-cash flow housing sophisticated.

There is a motion by residents to improve the title back again to Brooklyn. Earlier this 12 months, Town Council members approved putting up a short term indication to replace the deteriorating Green Meadows indicator although a long term indication is designed and designed. 

Local African American activist Crystal Cauley, who advocated for the new indication, hopes the long-lasting indicator can say “Brooklyn Community” due to the fact the title has substantial historical benefit for the African American neighborhood in the city and for Hendersonville total, she claimed.