The Historic Magnolia House housed African American writers, actors, athletes and musicians as they traveled south to perform during the Jim Crow era. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this former motel was recognized in 6 editions of The Green Book as a highly recommended place to stay for Negro travelers in North Carolina. Of the 250+ Green Book sites, we are 1 of a very few thatis structured and operates currently within its historic context.
Within these walls, embedded in the history of our space are memories of James Brown playing in the street with neighborhood children, Joe Tex signing autographs on the front porch and moments captured with Ray Charles, James Baldwin, Satchel Paige, Sam Cooke, Jackie Robinson, Ruth Brown and Ike & Tina Turner to name a few.
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